A new volume for the Experts In Assessment series focusing on assessing students' abilities as self-directed learners. Self-directed learners are defined as self-managing, self-monitoring, and self-modifying. These three dispositions need to be assessed to determine if they are being internalized and habituated over time. Arthur L Costa and Bena Kallick use "triangulation" to ensure that the assessment system is balanced and complete. Assessment "triangulation" consists of knowledge, performance, and demonstration. This book promises to gain a lot of interest and attention merely by the fact that it is authored by the Habits of Mind experts.
Series Editors' Introduction Preface Acknowledgments About the Author 1. Why We Need Self-Directed Learners 2. The Intellectual Dispositions of Self-Directed Learners 3. Developing the Capacity for Self-Assessment 4. Assessing the Conditions for Self-Directed Learning 5. The Teacher's Role in Self-Directed Learning 6. Adapting the Assessment Strategies for Your School and Classroom Afterword Resource A: Some Quotes About Self-Direction Resource B: Selected Resources to Support Self-Directed Learning References Index