Sticky Assessment: Classroom Strategies to Amplify Student Learning

Sticky Assessment: Classroom Strategies to Amplify Student Learning

by Laura Greenstein


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138640917
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/13/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Laura Greenstein has been an educator for over 30 years, serving as a teacher, department chair, and school leader in multiple grades and subjects. She teaches Human Development at the University of Connecticut. She also teaches graduate-level courses in Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation, Portfolio Design, and Teaching, Learning, and Assessing with Technology at the University of New Haven. She is the founder of

Table of Contents


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Chapter 1: Purposeful Assessment: Planned, Progressive, and Cyclical

Planning for Assessment

Teaching as a Continual Act of Assessment

Deliberate Assessment

The Value of Blueprints

Deconstructing Standards

In Practice

Aligned and Progressive Assessment

Alignment with Learning Targets

Alignment through Progressions

Assessment that Supports Learning

In Practice

Sequenced and Cyclical Assessment

From Large-Scale to Classroom

Recurring Cycles

Using the Assessment Cycle

In Practice

Reciprocal and Responsive Assessment

Reciprocal Give and Take

Responding to Assessment

Unexpected Outcomes

In Practice

Chapter Summary

Key Ideas

Why this Works

Reflection and Application

Chapter 2: Informative Assessment (Assessment for Learning, Learning from Assessment)

Clear Learning Targets

Visible Outcomes

Coherent Assessment

Transparent to All

In Practice

Formative Assessment

Formative Process

Formative Practice

Formative for a Purpose

Formative by Placement

In Practice

Assessment that Illuminates

Supports Learners

The Value of Feedback

Learning from Mistakes

Informs and Guides Instruction

In Practice

Emphasis on Growth and Improvement

Learning for Mastery

Assessment that is Growth Oriented

In Practice

Chapter Summary

Key Ideas

Why this Works

Reflection and Application

Chapter 3: Sticky Assessment: Where Learning Takes Hold

Assessment that Motivates



Stress Management

Relationship Building

Students as Assessors

Assessment Habits

Engaging Learners

Choice Boosts Accountability

Encouraging Metacognition

Reasonable Challenge

In Practice

Flexible Assessment


Differentiating Content

Differentiating Process

Differentiating Product

Differentiating with Technology

In Practice

Embedded Assessment

Integrating Learning and Assessing

Assessment as Learning

Higher and Deeper

Releasing Responsibility

Chapter Summary

Key Ideas

Why this works

Reflection and Application

Chapter 4: Technically Sound Assessment

Technically Sound Assessment





Chapter Summary

Key Ideas

Why this Works

Reflection and Application

Summary: Endings are New Beginnings

Returning to the Roots of Assessment

Finding Balance

Assessment Systems

Local Systems

Elements of an Assessment System

Local Assessment Cycle

Strengthening Classroom Assessment

Supporting Teachers

Developing Students

Fostering a Culture of Assessment

Prerequisites to Change

Restorative Assessment

In Closing



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