Module 15: Assessing Student Achievement with Term Papers and Written Reports
This module is written for teachers and is intended to help them apply the development strategies and rules of evidence for performance assessment to term papers and written reports. These traditional classroom assignments can be designed and used to stimulate student performance that requires higher-order thinking and student self-investment in a topic. The issues of assessment quality presented in this module will help teachers derive dependable information about student performance from term papers and written reports to use in decisions about instruction, grading, and other aspects of teaching.
Keywords: classroom assessment, grading, instruction, performance assessment, principled assessment design, term papers, written reports