Short Cycle Assessment

Author: Susan Lang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317923065
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book shows you how to improve student achievement by providing them with frequent feedback on their work. It provides a step-by-step process to help you write good questions that asses student learning, design your own formative assessments, administer short-cycle assessments, analyze and use data to shape instruction, prepare your students for high-stakes tests, and includes activities and forms to walk you through the process step by step.

Formative Assessment in a Professional Learning Community

Author: Betsy Moore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317924681
Format: PDF
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The ideas and examples in this book help teachers successfully collaborate to raise student achievement through the use of formative assessments. Here, Todd Stanley and Betsy Moore, educators with over 40 years of combined experience, offer proven formative assessment strategies to teachers in a professional learning community.

Critical Thinking and Formative Assessments

Author: Todd Stanley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317930177
Format: PDF
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Develop your students' critical thinking skills and prepare them to perform competitively in the classroom, on state tests, and beyond. In this book, Moore and Stanley show you how to effectively instruct your students to think on higher levels, and how to assess their progress. As states implement the Common Core State Standards, teachers have been called upon to provide higher levels of rigor in their classrooms. Moore and Stanley demonstrate critical thinking as a key approach to accomplishing this goal. They explore the benefits of critical thinking and provide the tools you need to develop and monitor critical thinking skills in the classroom. Topics include: The Difference Between Higher-Level and Lower-Level Thinking Writing Higher-Level Thinking Questions Assessing Critical Thinking Strategies to Develop Higher-Level Thinking Skills

I Have the Data Now What

Author: Betsy Moore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317927478
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this book, author, consultant, and longtime educator Betsy Moore shows teachers how to use data to make informed instructional changes in their classrooms. Strategies will help them to pinpoint and carry out instructional changes that ensure student success. Teachers will learn to: Compile and make sense of data Analyze data - Find out what it means and what to do about it Decide how to do what needs to be done Implement strategies specific to content areas, critical-thinking skills, and test-taking This book details just what teachers should look for in their data and what to do with what they find. It will guide them through every step of the data process, helping them to meet each of their instructional goals.

The School Leader s Guide to Formative Assessment

Author: Todd Stanley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131791841X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This user-friendly guide shows school leaders how to use formative assessment to improve both student and teacher achievement. With step-by-step information and practical examples, this book will help you develop better assessments that will transform your school. You will learn: The advantages of formative assessment When and why to use formative assessment How to develop valid and reliable assessments How to mimic the state assessment schedule How to organize and use data effectively How to use data to develop teacher leaders The appendix features more than ten pages of handy reproducibles that will help you implement formative assessments immediately (also available as free downloads www.routledge.com/9781596672468). A curriculum pacing guide A presentation template to explain formative assessment to your staff A non-mastery report A class item analysis graph A class profile graph A student questionnaire, and more!

Transformative Assessment

Author: W. James Popham
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 141660667X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Testing expert W. James Popham cuts through the jargon and the hype to provide the definitive nuts-and-bolts introduction to formative assessment, a process with the power to completely transform teaching and learning. In his inimitable style, Popham explains the research supporting formative assessment's effectiveness and why familiarity with this research is the key to preserving both teacher sanity and district funds. You'll find step-by-step guidance on how to build frameworks for formative assessment and how to carry out each of the process's four levels: teachers' instructional adjustments, students' learning tactic adjustments, a classroom climate shift, and schoolwide implementation. This book is the place to start for educators considering formative assessment, curious about why their school system is embracing formative assessment, or wondering why the "formative assessments" they're using now aren't producing the desired results. Here, you'll learn what formative assessment is and isn't, what it can do and what it can't, and the practical way to reap its very real rewards: better teaching and better learning.

Common Formative Assessments

Author: Larry Ainsworth
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452299390
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Common formative assessments—the centerpiece of an integrated, standards-based system! Now you have powerful means to closely align curriculum, instruction, and assessment to the standards essential for student success. This timely resource presents the "big picture" of an integrated, standards-based instruction and assessment system, and offers guidelines for: Aligning school-based common formative assessments with district benchmarks and large-scale summative assessments Predicting likely student performance on subsequent assessments in time to make instructional modifications Implementing and sustaining common formative assessments within the school’s or district’s culture

Handbook of Formative Assessment

Author: Heidi Andrade
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135283931
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Formative assessment has recently become a focus of renewed research as state and federal policy-makers realize that summative assessments have reached a point of diminishing returns as a tool for increasing student achievement. Consequently, supporters of large-scale testing programs are now beginning to consider the potential of formative assessments to improve student achievement. The mission of this handbook is to comprehensively profile this burgeoning field of study. Written by leading international scholars and practitioners, each chapter includes a discussion of key issues that dominate formative assessment policy and practice today, as well as those that are likely to affect research and practice in the coming years. Key features include: Comprehensive – nineteen chapters cover all aspects of formative assessment including classroom assessment, large-scale applications, technological applications, applications for special needs students, K-12 and post-secondary applications, psychometric considerations, case studies, and discussion of alternative assessment formats such as portfolios and performance assessments. Integrative – thoughtful attention is given to the integration of large-scale and classroom assessments. Practical – provides practical guidance on how to conduct formative assessments that generate credible information to guide instruction. Global – provides perspectives from leading international scholars and practitioners whose expertise spans diverse settings, student populations, and educational systems. Accessible Style – although grounded in the latest research, the book’s style and tone has been carefully crafted to make it accessible to both the textbook and professional markets. It will also be a critical reference book for researchers in teacher preparation, educational administration, and educational policy studies.

Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning Enhanced Pearson Etext Access Card

Author: Jan Chappuis
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780133981599
Format: PDF, Kindle
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NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of PearsonIf purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. "This access code card provides access to the Enhanced Pearson eText" In "Seven Strategies of Assessment Learning," author Jan Chappuis gives K to 12 classroom teachers an incisive look at seven practical strategies structured around three essential questions--Where am I going? Where am I now? and How can I close the gap? Complete with research-based recommendations about assessment practices for improving student achievement, the book is sequenced to help teachers easily weave formative assessment practices into daily teaching and assessment activities at all levels. After introducing the strategies and the research base for formative assessment practices, the remaining chapters explain each strategy in detail, provide a research-based rationale for using the strategy, describe how the strategy can be applied in contexts ranging from kindergarten through high school in a range of subject areas, and offer instructions for carrying out core procedures and suggestions for adaptations. The new features new, more recent research, extended examples of the strategies, and improved features that make the text easier to use for collaborative learning. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video, Discussion Questions, Reflection Journal, and Defining Assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* This access code card provides access to the new Enhanced Pearson eText, a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad(R) and Android(R) tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText for 40-65% less than a print bound book. ""*The Enhanced"" eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads."*The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later."