×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

So What Do They Really Know?: Assessment That Informs Teaching and Learning
     

So What Do They Really Know?: Assessment That Informs Teaching and Learning

by Cris Tovani
 

See All Formats & Editions

In So What Do They Really Know? Cris Tovani explores the complex issue of monitoring, assessing, and grading students' thinking and performance with fairness and fidelity. Like all teachers, Cris struggles to balance her student-centered instruction with school system mandates. Her recommendations are realistic and practical; she understands that what

Overview

In So What Do They Really Know? Cris Tovani explores the complex issue of monitoring, assessing, and grading students' thinking and performance with fairness and fidelity. Like all teachers, Cris struggles to balance her student-centered instruction with school system mandates. Her recommendations are realistic and practical; she understands that what isn't manageable isn't sustainable.

Cris describes the systems and structure she uses in her own classroom and shows teachers how to use assessments to monitor student growth and provide targeted feedback that enables students to master content goals. She also shares ways to bring students into the assessment cycle so they can monitor their own learning, maximizing motivation and engagement.

So What Do They Really Know? includes a wealth of information:

  • Lessons from Cris's classroom
  • Templates showing how teachers can use the workshop model to assess and differentiate instruction
  • Student work, including samples from linguistically diverse learners, struggling readers, and college-bound seniors
  • Anchor charts of student thinking
  • Ideas on how to give feedback
  • Guidelines that explain how conferring is different from monitoring
  • Suggestions for assessing learning and differentiating instruction during conferences
  • Advice for managing ongoing assessment

Cris's willingness to share her own struggles continues to be a hallmark of her work. Teachers will recognize their own students and the challenges they face as they join Cris on the journey to figure out how to raise student achievement.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Tovani provides an extensive list of formative assessment ideas so that teachers can gather a range of data and discover what their students really know." - Professionally Speaking

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571109187
Publisher:
Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date:
07/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
815,960
File size:
7 MB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews