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Using Assessments to Teach for Understanding: A Casebook for Educators

Edited by Judith H. Shulman, Andrea Whittaker, Michele Lew


This collection of teacher-developed cases from WestEd’s Institute for Case Development provides educators with the opportunity to collaboratively analyze and reflect on issues of assessment during the current climate of high stakes accountability.

The 15 cases in this volume feature experiences from elementary, middle school, dual-language, and special education classrooms.

Three cases explore using assessments to guide support for beginning teachers.

The related Facilitator’s Guide helps the user of the cases think through the substantive and pedagogical issues associated with the use of cases generally and these cases in particular.

Resource Details

Product Information

ISBN: 978-0-8077-4214-3
Copyright: 2002
Format: Trade Paper
Pages: 160
Publisher: Teachers College Press

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Praise for this Resource

  • “I encourage you to read and use these cases. They left me eager to return to my own teaching, armed with a new practice and new insights into students and assessments, learning and teaching.”

    From the Foreword by Suzanne M. Wilson
  • “This is very important work. The Casebook offers just the kinds of real-world applications of classroom assessment that teachers can use, and the accompanyingFacilitator’s Guide helps users form collaborative teams and move forward together.”

    Richard Stiggins, Assessment Training Institute