Review: A middle grades friendly book on authentic assessment


Our teacher-reviewer, Tracey Muise, says "Authentic Assessment: Active, Engaging Product and Performance Measures" by Susan Schorr (AMLE, 2012) exemplifies the four essential attributes of effective middle schools defined by the Association for Middle Level Education: they will be challenging, empowering, equitable, and developmentally responsible. "The book is clearly written with both teachers and students in mind," Muise concludes. "It reads quickly, is well organized, and provides lots of hands-on, ready-to-implement ideas." Read on.

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