How To Assess Higher-Order Thinking Skills In Your Classroom
by Susan M. Brookhart
ASCD, 2010, [First Edition], paperback, ISBN 9781416610489
As New Condition
'Educators know it's important to get students to engage in "higher-order thinking". But what does higher-order thinking actually look like? And how can K-12 classroom teachers assess it across the disciplines? Author, consultant, and former classroom teacher Susan M. Brookhart answers these questions and more in this straightforward, practical guide to assessment that can help teachers determine if students are actually displaying the kind of complex thinking that current content standards emphasize.
Brookhart begins by laying out principles for assessment in general and for assessment of higher-order thinking in particular. She then defines and describes aspects of higher-order thinking according to the categories established in leading taxonomies, giving specific guidance on how to assess students.'