Social Studies for the Twenty-First Century: Methods and Materials for Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools

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CHAPTER 8
Evaluation in Social Studies

Don't judge students by what they say or write, but by why they said it!

-- Nineteenth-century proverb


OVERVIEW OF CONTENTS
Main Ideas
The Evaluation Process
The Purposes of Evaluation
The Types of Evaluation
Authentic Assessment/Portfolio Construction
Issues in Evaluation
Reliability and Validity
Informal Assessment: Dialogue and Discussion
Pretests and Correlated Surveys
Giving Final Grades
Designing Tests
Information-Based Questions
Document-Based Questions
Perception-Based Questions
Measuring Student Feelings and Viewpoints
Student Interest Inventories
Checklists
Teacher and Course Evaluation
Summary
Author Note
Notes
For Further Study: Evaluation in Social Studies
Addendum: Test Publishers and Distributors

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