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Transforming Schools and Systems Using Assessment: A Practical Guide
     

Transforming Schools and Systems Using Assessment: A Practical Guide

by Anne Davies, Sandra Herbst, Beth Parrott Reynolds
 

Research shows that the single most powerful solution to improving education today is quality assessment for learning. Using stories and samples, the authors illustrate the assessment processes that enable leaders to successfully work toward school transformation and identify trouble before it happens. Also featured are practical ideas and tools to support every

Overview

Research shows that the single most powerful solution to improving education today is quality assessment for learning. Using stories and samples, the authors illustrate the assessment processes that enable leaders to successfully work toward school transformation and identify trouble before it happens. Also featured are practical ideas and tools to support every leader and leadership team to problem solve along the way.

Benefits

  • Utilize reproducible templates that help in applying assessment for learning in your work.
  • Learn from examples of involving learners (students and adults) in assessment for learning.
  • Explore topics like systemic focus and alignment, professional development, resistance, parents and community, quality feedback, and standards-based reporting.
  • Jump-start the practice of assessment for learning with a task for leadership teams at the end of each chapter.
  • Lead the way to system change at all levels of education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935543916
Publisher:
Solution Tree
Publication date:
01/25/2012
Pages:
161
Sales rank:
736,131
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Anne Davies, PhD, has more than 30 years of experience in education. She is a former classroom teacher, school district coordinator, department of education planner, school administrator, and university instructor.

Sandra Herbst is a noted system leader, author, speaker, coach, consultant, and educator with extensive experience in assessment, leadership, and adult learning.

Beth Parrott Reynolds, PhD, an experienced classroom teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and statewide performance consultant, is now a consultant who specializes in common core standards, assessment, and grading.

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