Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning

Author: Jan Chappuis
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780133366440
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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. This title is also available as a loose-leaf packaged with the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a loose-leaf version, use ISBN 013405895X. Invigorate learning with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with embedded video, Discussion Questions, Reflection Journal, and Defining Assessments. The Enhanced Pearson eText is also available without a print version of the textbook. Instructors, visit pearsonhighered.com/etextbooks to register for your digital examination copy. Students, register for or purchase your eText at pearsonhighered.com/etextbooks. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads.

Classroom Assessment for Student Learning

Author: Richard J. Stiggins
Publisher: Assessment Training Institute
ISBN: 9780965510158
Format: PDF, Docs
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DVD includes "video segments illustrating ideas and practices presented in the book, and a CD-ROM containing activities that facilitate individual or group learning" - back cover.

Assessment for Learning

Author: Stephen Chappuis
Publisher: Assessment Training Institute
ISBN: 9780965510141
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Helps administrators gain a clear vision of what excellence in assessment looks like and what it takes to achieve that vision. The specific competencies leaders need to support assessment FOR learning are identified, with activities and resources to help them learn and apply the skills. Written for use by individuals or group study."--Publisher's website.

Creating and Recognizing Quality Rubrics

Author: Judith A. Arter
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780132548694
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Rubrics are a powerful means to the end of greater student learning. Rubrics help everyone engaged in education---teachers, students, parents, and others---define in detail what it looks like when students are proficient. Teachers can use rubrics to plan instruction, provide feedback to students, and determine how students are progressing toward mastery. Students can use rubrics to develop a vision of quality, to assess their own strengths and areas needing improvement, and to revise their work to meet standards of quality, all of which give them the power to take control of their own learning. But, rubrics have to be good ones to have these effects. This book helps teachers choose or develop sound instructional rubrics, use rubrics effectively with students to maximize learning, convert rubric scores to grades, and communicate with parents about the use of rubrics in the classroom. It also includes a description of what a quality performance task looks like, because without a good task, even a good rubric will not produce desired results. The authors, Judy Arter and Jan Chappuis, speak from direct experience in examining hundreds of rubrics for classroom use; developing rubrics for classroom use and state assessments; using rubrics in the classroom to help students learn; and speaking with teachers, parents, and students about rubrics. This book aligns with and supplements two Educational Testing Service resources: the video Designing Performance Assessments for Learning and the book Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing It Right-Using It Well. Judy and Jan are co-authors of these products.

Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning 10 Books

Author: Jan Chappuis
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780131392823
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Includes 10 copies of Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning. This practical new book from Pearson ETS Assessment Training Institute organizes research-based recommendations about classroom assessment practices around three formative assessment questions: “Where am I going?”; “Where am I now?”; and “How can I close the gap?” The framework is sequenced so that you can easily weave assessment for learning practices into daily teaching and assessment activities. The Seven Strategies are organized around the three big questions: Where Am I Going? Strategy 1: Provide a clear and understandable vision of the learning target. Strategy 2: Use examples and models of strong and weak work. Where Am I Now? Strategy 3: Offer regular descriptive feedback. Strategy 4: Teach students to self-assess and set goals. How Can I Close the Gap? Strategy 5: Design lessons to focus on one aspect of quality at a time. Strategy 6: Teach students focused revision. Strategy 7: Engage students in self-reflection and let them keep track of and share their learning. Additional Resources Study Guide: Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning Visit http://ati.pearson.com to read more articles on assessment, download study guides, and more!

Assessment For Learning

Author: Black, Paul
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335212972
Format: PDF, ePub
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Assessment for Learning is based on a two-year project involving thirty-six teachers in schools in Medway and Oxfordshire. After a brief review of the research background and of the project itself, successive chapters describe the specific practices which teachers found fruitful and the underlying ideas about learning that these developments illustrate. Later chapters discuss the problems that teachers encountered when implementing the new practices in their classroom and give guidance for school management and LEAs about promoting and supporting the changes. --from publisher description

Developing More Curious Minds

Author: John Barell
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871207192
Format: PDF, Docs
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Explains questioning strategies and teaching behaviors designed to encourage students to think, investigate, and draw their own conclusions.

What Teachers Really Need to Know About Formative Assessment

Author: Laura Greenstein
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 141661222X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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What does formative assessment look like, and when should I use it? What kind of planning does it require, and what kinds of data does it generate? How will formative assessment improve my teaching and help my students succeed in a standards-based environment? How does it relate to my application of multiple intelligences theory, to differentiated instruction, and to everything else I'm already doing in my classroom? In this volume, author Laura Greenstein has gathered what you really need to know in order to make formative assessment a seamless part of your everyday practice. Emphasizing formative assessment application in secondary schools but applicable to teachers of all grade levels and all subject areas, this book provides * Straightforward answers to teachers' most frequently asked questions * Dozens of strategies for measuring student understanding and diagnosing learning needs before, during, and after instruction * Illustrations of formative assessment across the content areas, from math to language arts to science to social studies to health and physical education * Guidance on making data-informed instructional adjustments * Sample templates for organizing assessment data to track both whole-class and individual progress toward identified goals * Case studies to illustrate effective and ineffective formative assessment and deepen your understanding If you're looking to take formative assessment from theory to practice--and from practice to genuine learning improvement--this is the place to begin.

Developing Digital Literacies

Author: Dustin C. Summey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452255520
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This job-embedded professional development program leads to tech-savvy teachers and students, with a modular framework, tips on using PLNs, technology-related supports, and a companion website.

Effective Teaching

Author: Daniel Muijs
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526418428
Format: PDF, Docs
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This new edition of the popular textbook digs into the research behind different aspects of teaching in order to give students an informed understanding of what underpins high quality teaching. It explores what the evidence shows about the effectiveness of different approaches, drawing from a variety of educational schools of thought. New to this edition: enhanced discussion of what we can learn from cognitive science research new chapters on metacognition and thinking skills, teacher subject knowledge, evaluating teacher performance, and international comparisons on teaching new Further Reading and Think Point features encouraging critical engagement with key research findings. This is essential reading for all students on initial teacher education courses including undergraduate, postgraduate, School Direct, Teach First and employment-based routes into teaching, and also qualified teachers wanting to deepen their understanding of educational research.