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Sweet, David A.

Works: 8 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 1,155 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by David A Sweet
A comparison of high school dropout rates in 1982 and 1992 by Phillip Kaufman( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Student portfolios : administrative uses by David A Sweet( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance assessment by David A Sweet( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document describes performance assessments (PAs) (alternative assessments or authentic assessments). PA requires students to perform a task rather than select an answer on a ready-made list. Some methods that have been used successfully to assess performance include open-ended or extended response exercises, extended tasks, and portfolios. These methods require that students actively develop their approaches to the task under defined conditions, knowing that their work will be evaluated according to agreed-upon standards. PAs may be a more valid indicator of students' knowledge and abilities that traditional assessments. PAs can provide impetus for improving instruction and increase students' understanding of what they need to know and be able to do. Learning how and where data can be applied should be a central part of curriculum. PAs require students to structure and apply information and engage them in active learning. PAs should be based on the curriculum, rather than constructed by persons unfamiliar with the particular state, district, or school curriculum. PAs provide worthwhile tasks that present interesting possibilities for applying an area of curriculum-related knowledge and skills and are inherently instructional. Compared to traditional measures, PAs require a greater expense of time, planning, and thought from students and teachers. Users must pay close attention to technical and equity issues to ensure that PAs are fair to all students. Three examples of successful strategies school, in a Tennessee city school district, and by the Vermont State Department of Education are included, as are 16 addresses of sources of additional information. (RLC)
Student portfolios : classroom uses by David A Sweet( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portfolio is a collection of student work representing a variety of performance activities. The number 8, November 1993 issue of the "Education Research Consumer Guide" series, entitled "Student Portfolios: Classroom Uses" and written by David Sweet, discusses the benefits and drawbacks of student portfolios, and provides contact information for further resources. The guide is produced by the Office of Research within the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) of the U.S. Department of Education
More coursework in the new basics is needed to meet standards of National Commission on Excellence in Education by David A Sweet( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of participation in secondary vocational education -1978-1982 by David A Sweet( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theological anthropology : an evangelical defense of the doctrine of the soul by David A Sweet( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy in the eighties : What is the local role? by David A Sweet( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.24 for Theologica ... to 0.60 for More cours ...)

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