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Interdisciplinary Education in the Age of Assessment

1st Edition

Edited by David M. Moss, Terry A. Osborn, Douglas Kaufman


208 pages

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Interdisciplinary Education in the Age of Assessment addresses a prevalent need in educational scholarship today. Many current standards-driven curricula follow strict subject-specific guidelines, leaving educators little room for interdisciplinary innovation. This book gears itself toward developing assessment models specific to interdisciplinary education, positioning itself as a seminal volume in the field and a valuable resource to educators across the disciplines. Each chapter covers a major subject area (literacy, science, math, social studies, bilingual education, foreign language, educational policy) and discusses methods of assessing integrated/ interdisciplinary curriculum and instruction.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 The Promise of Interdisciplinary Assessment, David M. Moss, Terry A. Osborn and Douglas Kaufman

Chapter 2 Assessment Is Not a Dirty World: Measuring Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors in Interdisciplinary Learning Environments, Scott W. Brown

Chapter 3 Assessment as Process: Transdisciplinary Self Evaluation from a Writer’s Point of View, Douglas Kaufman

Chapter 4 Beyond Trivial Science: Assessing Understandings of the Nature of Science, David M. Moss, John Settlage and Catherine Koehler

Chapter 5 Re-Solving the Tension Between Interdisciplinarity and Assessment: The Case of Mathematics, Jean Burelle, Katherine McGivney and Jane Wilbur

Chapter 6 Hello Dolly!: Interdisciplinary Curriculum, Authentic Assessment, and Citizenship, Alan S. Marcus

Chapter 7 Language Learning as an Interdisciplinary Endeavor, Terry A. Osborn

Chapter 8 Rethinking Our Focus on the Future: Reading Assessment in the Transdisciplinary Secondary English Classroom, Wendy J. Glenn

Chapter 9 Transdisciplinary Approaches to Bilingual Student Assessment: Creating Authentic Reflections of Meaningful Learning Opportunities, Mileidis Gort

Chapter 10 Interdisciplinary Assessment: A System at the Heart of Teaching and Learning across Domains, Jacqueline Kelleher

Chapter 11 In Praise of Complexity: Moving Interdisciplinary Assessment in Education from Theory to Practice, Douglas Kaufman, David M. Moss, and Terry A. Osborn

List of Contributors

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Curricula
EDUCATION / Evaluation