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Defensible Teacher Evaluation: Student Growth Through Classroom Assessment / Edition 1

Defensible Teacher Evaluation: Student Growth Through Classroom Assessment / Edition 1

by Richard J. StigginsRichard J. Stiggins
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Meaningful teacher evaluation starts with visible student growth

Annual standardized test scores cannot provide evidence of student growth needed to evaluate teacher performance. But consider student growth in the form of evidence derived from classroom assessment and you’re on to something. This revolutionary book helps you bring classroom assessment to bear for real school improvement, with:

  • A plan for teacher evaluation based on dependable evidence of student growth
  • Strategies for improving the assessment literacy of teachers and school leaders
  • Five steps for developing and implementing productive local district assessment systems
  • Practical tools that teachers and their evaluators can put to use immediately

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483344690
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/20/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Rick Stiggins is the retired founder and president of the Assessment Training Institute in Portland, Oregon, a professional development firm helping educators face the challenges of day-to-day classroom assessment in the context of truly balanced assessment systems. Rick earned a doctoral degree in education measurement from Michigan State University. He began his assessment work on the faculty of Michigan State before becoming a member of the faculty of educational foundations at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. In addition, he has served as director of test development for the ACT, Iowa City, IA; as a visiting scholar at Stanford University; as a Libra Scholar, University of Southern Maine; as director of the Centers for Classroom Assessment and Performance Assessment at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, Or; and as a member of the faculty of Lewis and Clark College, Portland. He has authored numerous articles, books and training videos on sound classroom assessment, assessment for learning and balanced assessment systems.

Table of Contents

1. Keys to Productive Teacher Evaluation in the New Era
2. Annual Accountability Test Score? Unacceptable in This Case
3. Classroom Assessment to the Rescue
4. Similar to Student Learning Objectives, But Much Better
5. Tapping the Power of Universal Assessment Literacy
6. Required: Local School Leadership and Assessment Action
Appendix A: Classroom Assessment Quality Rating Scales
Appendix B: Sample Affective Questionnaires
Appendix C: Rating Scales for Evaluating Completion of Five Essential Local Assessment Actions

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