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Neuroscience & the Classroom: Making Connections

DiscoTests: A New Approach to Assessment

Kurt Fischer's developmental approach informs "DiscoTest:" a diagnostic way for assessing knowledge across grade levels.

DiscoTests combine standardized and formative assessments that make it easy for middle- and high-school teachers to examine how well students understand what they are learning. The tests are built through careful research into the learning sequence needed to build understanding of any given concept. As a result, the tests become diagnostic tools that reveal where students are in this sequence and that suggest what they need to do next to increase their understanding.

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Neuroscience & the Classroom: Making Connections


Produced by Science Media Group at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in association with the Mind, Brain, and Education program at the Harvard GSE; and the Brain and Creativity Institute and Rossier SOE at the University of Southern California. 2012.
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  • ISBN: 1-57680-894-7