For courses in assessment, general methods, and select courses in educational psychology. This text presents a wide range of alternative forms of assessment. They are presented in a meaningful and practical format, which makes their use easily applicable to those in schools and classrooms searching for more authentic forms of assessment. They will prove valuable to teaching teams wishing to collect data to evaluate their curriculum and instructional decision making. They will assist in communicating more thoughtfully to parents. Most importantly, they will signal to students that self-assessment is the ultimate goal of the mindful school. Its non-threatening approach offers explanations of learning standards, performance tasks, portfolio development and scoring rubrics. This book was written to help educators expand their repertoire of strategies to provide a more balanced assessment of student learning and to help students increase achievement and meet both knowledge and performance standards.Burke, Kay is the author of 'How to Assess Authentic Learning', published 2000 under ISBN 9780130323002 and ISBN 0130323004.