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Chapter 6: How Teachers Can Use Standards to Improve Student Learning
How Teachers Can Use Standards to Improve Student Learning
In this chapter we consider the constructive use of achievement standards for summative purposes in improving learning and teaching. We consider what is involved in a dialogic-inquiry approach to classroom assessment that has at its heart intentional and artful connections across curriculum, instruction and assessment. As central to a long-overdue focus on quality in the classroom, we present teacher judgement and standards as direct benefits for teachers and students seeking to improve student learning. At issue is the pedagogical utility of standards: how teachers and students can use standards to work purposefully toward the development of student knowledge about the expectations or characteristics of quality, as well ...