1st Edition

Assessing Critical Thinking in Elementary Schools Meeting the Common Core

By Rebecca Stobaugh Copyright 2013
    176 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    176 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    This practical, very effective resource helps elementary school teachers and curriculum leaders develop the skills to design instructional tasks and assessments that engage students in higher-level critical thinking, as recommended by the Common Core State Standards. Real examples of formative and summative assessments from a variety of content areas are included and demonstrate how to successfully increase the level of critical thinking in every elementary classroom! This book is also an excellent resource for higher education faculty to use in undergraduate and graduate courses on assessment and lesson planning.

    Meet the Author
    Introduction: Engaging in Critical Thinking
    Chapter 1: The Importance of Critical Thinking
    Chapter 2: Applying Bloom's Taxonomy in Your Classroom
    Chapter 3: Misconceptions, Challenges, and a Solution
    Chapter 4: Interpretive Exercises: Scenarios and Real-World Applications
    Chapter 5: Interpretive Exercises: Visual Materials
    Chapter 6: Interpretive Exercises: Quotations
    Chapter 7: Establishing a Culture of Thinking
    Chapter 8: Conclusion


    Meet the AuthorRebecca Stobaugh has been a principal and middle and high school teacher. While serving as a teacher, she was named Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Council for Social Studies in 2004. In her position as a middle school principal, she focused on aligning curriculum, increasing the level of critical thinking in assessments and instruction, and establishing a school-wide discipline plan. She is the author of Assessing Critical Thinking in Middle and High Schools. She received a PhD from the University of Louisville. Currently, she serves as an assistant professor at Western Kentucky University, teaching assessment and unit-planning courses in the teacher education program. She supervises first-year teachers and consults with school districts on critical thinking, instructional strategies, assessment, technology integration, and other topics.