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"An important text. Classroom teachers will find the descriptions and examples very doable and extremely helpful."
"This book will certainly appeal to educators across the nation. The abundance of research and examples will certainly benefit and motivate teachers and administrators."
"This is the type of text that teachers will keep so that they can reference it in the future."
"There is a great deal of practical, useful information that teachers will find valuable."
"Burke has challenged teachers everywhere to raise their standards and design classroom assessments that show evidence of understanding and performance on complex tasks. The expert examples in this book provide teachers a complete road map so that assessment is truly at the heart of instruction."
"A powerful tool with classroom-ready examples that demonstrate sound and valuable assessment practices. It’s a phenomenal resource."
“Wow! Burke has written a book for schools that really gets to the point! It is easy to use and rich in resources such as checklists, rubrics, and sample unit designs to help every principal be an effective learning leader and allow teachers to utilize an approach rich in best practices for balanced assessment.”
great resource for per-service teachers
It presents clear information about authentic assessment instruments. This is a core content of the assessment courses provided to education students at our university. This book has been adopted as recommended textbooks for course EDUC 355.
Text doesn't contain enough research into best practices in order to help teachers realize what they need to do to improve student achievement. Provides only an overview of several topics without enough depth into any of them.