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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 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.
Building the Foundation for Classroom Assessment
Beginning With the End in Mind
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.
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