Making Classroom Assessment Work

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Hikers know the importance of good boots in providing them with secure footing, solid support, safety and protection on the trail, as well as the comfort they need to keep going till the end…. These quality classroom assessment methods, like good hiking boots, will support learners and give them a solid foundation for their lifelong learning journey.

In simple and easy-to-follow steps, Dr. Anne Davies leads educators on the path to quality classroom assessment-the bridge between...

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Overview

Hikers know the importance of good boots in providing them with secure footing, solid support, safety and protection on the trail, as well as the comfort they need to keep going till the end…. These quality classroom assessment methods, like good hiking boots, will support learners and give them a solid foundation for their lifelong learning journey.

In simple and easy-to-follow steps, Dr. Anne Davies leads educators on the path to quality classroom assessment-the bridge between what research shows and what teachers can do in their classrooms to prepare students for their lifelong learning journey. This updated edition of Making Classroom Assessment Work offers more ideas and examples of using assessment for learning to guide instruction and present evidence of success. The thoughtful and thought-provoking framework provides a guide for teachers to follow, from involving students, parents, and community members in the assessment process to evaluating and reporting progress.

Chapters include:

Building the Foundation for Classroom Assessment

Beginning With the End in Mind

Describing Success

Evidence of Learning

Involving Students in Classroom Assessment

Collecting, Organizing, and Presenting Evidence

Communicating About Learning

Evaluating and Reporting

Two accompanying volumes, the Leaders Series, are focused on the role of school administrators, district personnel, and superintendents in quality classroom assessment. The Leaders Series offers ideas for supporting teachers and implementing assessment for learning with students and colleagues at all levels, as well as stories of how educational leaders have found solutions to the challenges along the road to achieving success for all learners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935543893
  • Publisher: Solution Tree
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 136

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter 1 Making Classroom Assessment Work 1

Chapter 2 Building the Foundation for Classroom Assessment 15

Chapter 3 Beginning With the End in Mind 25

Chapter 4 Describing Success 33

Chapter 5 Evidence of Learning 45

Chapter 6 Involving Students in Classroom Assessment 55

Chapter 7 Using Assessment to Guide Instruction 63

Chapter 8 Collecting, Organizing, and Presenting Evidence 73

Chapter 9 Communicating About Learning 85

Chapter 10 Evaluating and Reporting 93

Chapter 11 Learning by Ourselves and With Others 105

Final Thoughts 111

Acknowledgments 113

References 115

Appendix 121

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