Ahead of the Curve: The Power of Assessment to Transform Teaching and Learning / Edition 1

Ahead of the Curve: The Power of Assessment to Transform Teaching and Learning / Edition 1

by Douglas Reeves
     
 

Ahead of the Curve brings the ideas and recommendations of many internationally renowned education leaders into one resource for educators working to help their students achieve at ever-higher levels. Each chapter contributes to a sound conceptual framework and offers specific, practical strategies for assessment. See more details below

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Ahead of the Curve brings the ideas and recommendations of many internationally renowned education leaders into one resource for educators working to help their students achieve at ever-higher levels. Each chapter contributes to a sound conceptual framework and offers specific, practical strategies for assessment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934009062
Publisher:
Solution Tree
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Leading Edge (Solution Tree) Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
276,859
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


About the Editor     vii
Introduction: From the Bell Curve to the Mountain: A New Vision for Achievement, Assessment, and Equity   Douglas Reeves     1
Classroom Assessment
Using Assessments to Improve Teaching and Learning   Thomas R. Guskey     15
Involving Students in the Classroom Assessment Process   Anne Davies     31
Assessment for Learning: An Essential Foundation of Productive Instruction   Rick Stiggins     59
System-Level Assessment
Common Formative Assessments: The Centerpiece of an Integrated Standards-Based Assessment System   Larry Ainsworth     79
Designing a Comprehensive Approach to Classroom Assessment   Robert J. Marzano     103
The Last Frontier: Tackling the Grading Dilemma   Ken O'Connor     127
Assessment Challenges
The Journey Toward Effective Assessment for English Language Learners   Lisa Almeida     147
Crossing the Canyon: Helping Students With Special Needs Achieve Proficiency   Linda A. Gregg     165
Assessment Leadership
Content Then Process: Teacher Learning Communities in the Service of Formative Assessment   Dylan Wiliam     183
Data on Purpose: Due Diligence to Increase Student Achievement   Stephen White     207
Challenges and Choices: The Role ofEducational Leaders in Effective Assessment   Douglas Reeves     227
Epilogue: Once Upon a Time: A Tale of Excellence in Assessment   Richard DuFour     253

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