Note that there are no books about education on the list from 1990 – present. Too early to make the call, in my humble opinion.
Many educators have a mistaken view of the Bloom’s Taxonomy and the levels in it, as the following errors suggest.
An authentic assessment is meant to focus on the impact of one’s work in real or realistic contexts.
Initially, in your teaching, you may want to practice aiming only for one Understanding per unit to get a feel for the kind of groundwork.
What is ‘academic reading’? And do my students know exactly what to do when they struggle with it both in and outside of the classroom?
The problem: transfer of understanding is poor. Students do not understand that the long-term and bottom-line goal of education is transfer.
Mastery of a complex whole requires designing backward from the complex whole and the interesting questions related to it.
Without models of student work to validate and ground them, rubrics are often too vague for students to be useful.
Good questions to guide teacher lesson plans should help move the teacher from ‘What will students do?’ to ‘How can I help them understand?”
The point of school is not to get good at school but to effectively parlay what we learned in school in other learning and in life.
Practicing the test all year is like practicing a doctor’s exam all year instead of getting in shape: you are confusing cause and effect.