Assessment (10:1 fall 2011)
From the editor’s introduction:
Q: What’s the difference between a good student and a poor student?
A: The poor student listens in class, takes notes and studies furiously before the test to remember everything – and forgets everything the minute the test is handed out to the student. The good student listens in class, takes notes and studies furiously before the test to remember everything – and forgets everything the minute the test is handed back in to the teacher.
This classic joke reflects what is a sad reality for many of our students, but also cuts to the heart of the whole assessment question. What is it exactly that we are testing, and why?
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From the Editor
- Academic Standards and Assessment for Jewish Studies – A Survey
- Review, Repeat, Pinpoint Assess by: Sally Mayer
- Reporting on the Whole Child by: Sharon Freundel
- The Point of Dispute by: Aliza Libman Baronofsky
- Affective Assessment in Jewish Education by: David Leibtag
- Grade-Level Biblical Hebrew Skills Assessments by: Estelle P. Harris
- Why Bother With Assessment? by: Edwin R. Frankel
- Introduction to Rubrics by: Rivky Krestt
- Goals of Assessment in Traditional Jewish Educational Institutions by: Levi Cooper
- Assessment by Design by: Jan Morrison
- Assessment and Evaluation: Tools for the reflective educational environment by: Shirah Weinberg Hecht
- Who Said Anything About Grades? Assessments WITHOUT Grades by: Laya Salomon
- Why Assessment? Decision-making for effective Hebrew language curriculum by: Vardit Ringvald
- Assessing for Success by: Steve Bailey