Understanding School Assessment: A Parent and Community Guide to Helping Students Learn

Understanding School Assessment: A Parent and Community Guide to Helping Students Learn

by Jan Chappuis, Steve Chappuis
     
 

Understanding School Assessment will help parents and community members understand the important role classroom assessment plays in school improvement and student achievement. It explains in clear terms what a healthy, balanced assessment environment looks like in schools and classrooms and what you need to know about the wide variety of assessment

Overview

Understanding School Assessment will help parents and community members understand the important role classroom assessment plays in school improvement and student achievement. It explains in clear terms what a healthy, balanced assessment environment looks like in schools and classrooms and what you need to know about the wide variety of assessment information coming home today. This book will help you work knowledgeably with teachers, schools, districts, other parents, and community members to create the best educational environment possible for your child and the children in your community.

Also included in the Total Professional Development Package - ISBN 9780132548922

Additional Resources

Study Guide: Understanding School Assessment: A Parent and Community Guide to Helping Students Learn

This study guide is provided as a support to individuals and school groups reviewing the lessons in the book Understanding School Assessment: A Parent and Community Guide to Helping Students Learn by Jan Chappuis and Stephen Chappuis.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132548731
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/15/2006
Series:
Assessment Training Institute, Inc. Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Prior to joining ATI, Jan Chappuis was a curriculum and assessment specialist responsible for professional development and school improvement. Her background as an elementary and secondary teacher, combined with her assessment expertise and professional development experience, enables Jan to provide teachers and school leaders with practical solutions for motivating students and involving them in their own academic success. Her most recent publication, Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning, helps teachers adopt formative assessment practices shown to improve learning.

Steve Chappuis
brings a strong background in educational administration to ATI. His leadership experiences include serving as a junior high principal, a senior high principal and executive director responsible for supervision of schools and principals. As an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, he implemented a standards-based instructional program that included comprehensive assessment plans with policies and professional development in classroom assessment. At ATI, Steve works with educators to help establish balanced and effective local assessment systems. He is also responsible for our leadership for excellence in assessment program - professional development for school leaders and policy makers, and is the co-author of Assessment Balance and Quality: An Action Guide for School Leaders 3rd. Ed.

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