CRESST produces award-winning videotapes that are useful for teacher professional development or for parents interested in learning more about assessment. Note: if you are unable to view the video player below please download the latest version of Flash Player for your browser.
Using a combination of live action footage together with futuristic scenes, this short 2-minute video provides a brief overview of the many facets of CRESST research and development. From sophisticated program evaluation to games and simulation-based instruction, the CRESST mission continues to expand in order to meet rigorous learning demands of the 21st Century.
"Meet the CRESST Researcher" — Jamal Abedi
Ron Dietel as Host
In this short video, CRESST host Ron Dietel interviews (with a bit of humor) CRESST partner Jamal Abedi, one of the top researchers in the English Language Learning (ELL) field. Professor Abedi discusses his journal article, Classification System for English Language Learners: Issues and Recommendations.
Portfolio Assessment and High Technology
Ron Dietel, Maryl Gearhart, Joan Herman, and Eva L. Baker
Demonstrating effective use of classroom technology, this videotape shows students engaged in a variety of activities including selecting best pieces of classroom work and development of computer-based portfolios. Useful for school districts, principals, and teachers interested in starting or improving their own portfolio programs, this tape will also interest researchers who want more information about CRESST research into portfolio assessment. Although the videotape emphasizes technology, the content is applicable to many portfolio programs.
Assessing The Whole Child
Ron Dietel, Joan Herman, and Eva L. Baker
Narrated by Patrick Stewart, this 18-minute long video production shows students participating in a variety of performance assessments including portfolios, self-evaluations, exhibitions, and journals, all used by teacher Charlotte Higuchi to assess the progress of her 3rd and 4th grade students. Each assessment shows student-teacher communication and classroom interaction, emphasizing small-group collaboration. Assesssing assessment. v3, 1994.
With the turbulent overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy as a background,
"Assessment Models" shows how tests can be designed to helps students learn while at the same time measuring what they know. Key topics include
educational standards, testing systems, test development, criteria for
performance, and scoring performance tests.
"Assessment Models" was a finalist for the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers.