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Assessment-Powered Teaching

by Nancy W. Sindelar
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412992087

ISBN-13: 9781412992084

Pub. Date: 11/19/2010

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Everything you need to become an assessment-powered teacher is right here!

Knowledge is power, and this book puts assessment data and instruction together in a step-by-step format. Instead of dreading the time testing takes from teaching, you can harness its power to define learning targets, build standards-based assessments, and develop data-driven teaching

Overview

Everything you need to become an assessment-powered teacher is right here!

Knowledge is power, and this book puts assessment data and instruction together in a step-by-step format. Instead of dreading the time testing takes from teaching, you can harness its power to define learning targets, build standards-based assessments, and develop data-driven teaching strategies. Assessment expert Nancy W. Sindelar provides testimonials from teachers, data analysis examples, and tools that help teachers:

  • Use formative and summative assessment results to enhance instruction
  • Motivate students by providing clear learning targets
  • Utilize technology to analyze students’ progress
  • Raise test scores

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412992084
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/19/2010
Pages:
138
Sales rank:
813,645
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface x

Acknowledgments xii

About the Author xv

Introduction 1

1 Using the Power of Assessment 3

Step 1 Become Familiar With Student Assessment Data and Learn to Use It to Enhance Your Teaching 4

Step 2 Develop an Efficient System for Collecting Meaningful Student Test Data 9

Step 3 Learn How to Use Student Test Data as an Individual Teacher, a Team Member, and as Part of a Schoolwide Initiative 12

Chapter 1 Rubric Using the Power of Assessment 14

Reflections 15

2 Creating a Data-Driven Instructional System 16

Step 1 Define Your Learning Targets 17

Step 2 Begin Building Your Standards-Based Assessments 18

Step 3 Align Your Curriculum With Learning Targets and Assessments 22

A Word About Curriculum Mapping 24

Chapter 2 Rubric Creating a Data-Driven Instructional System 35

Reflections 36

3 Making Data-Driven Decisions in the Classroom 37

Using Formative Assessment Data to Immediately Inform Teaching 38

Using Formative Assessment Data to Inform Teaching Over Time 40

Benchmark Assessments 44

Test Reports 51

Rubric-Graded Assessments 55

Using Rubric-Graded Formative Assessment Data to Immediately Inform Teaching 55

Using Rubric-Graded Formative Assessment Data to Inform Teaching Over Time 57

Rubric-Graded Benchmark Assessments 58

Chapter 3 Rubric Making Data-Driven Decisions in the Classroom 63

Reflections 64

4 Empowering Students With the Results of Their Learning 65

Step 1 Eliminate "Mystery Teaching" by Providing Students With Clear and Consistent Standards-Based Learning Targets and Assessments 67

Step 2 Give Students Specific Feedback Regarding Their Progress Toward Learning Targets in a Timely and Caring Manner and in a Format That Is Understandable to Them 68

Step 3 Give Students Opportunities to Self-Assess and Improve Their Work 72

Step 4 Provide Interventions to Help Students Reach Learning Targets in a Timely Manner 75

Chapter 4 Rubric Empowering Students With the Results of Their Learning 80

Reflections 81

5 Powering Achievement in Culturally Diverse Classrooms 82

Step 1 Become a "Cultural Broker" 84

Step 2 Analyze the Needs of Subgroups Through the Use of Disaggregated Test Data 87

Step 3 Address the Needs of Subgroups by More Accurately Measuring What Students Know Rather Than Their Ability to Communicate Their Knowledge in Standard English 93

Chapter 5 Rubric Powering Achievement in Culturally Diverse Classrooms 101

Reflections 102

6 Harnessing the Power of Collective Wisdom 103

Data-Driven Changes in Curriculum and Instruction 104

Data-Driven Staff Development Initiatives 106

Data-Driven Student Interventions 110

Making the Most of Team Time 113

Chapter 6 Rubric Harnessing the Power of Collective Wisdom 120

Reflections 121

Glossary of Terms 122

References 129

Index 132

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