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Common Formative Assessments 2 0

Common Formative Assessments 2 0 Author Larry Ainsworth
ISBN-10 9781483388540
Release 2014-12-02
Pages 304
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Assessments that improve the speed and quality of learning—fully updated for teacher teams! In this expanded, all-new edition, author Larry Ainsworth provides a system of intentionally aligned components (standards, instruction, assessments, and data analysis) that all work together to improve student learning. Readers will learn to: Build the “highway” to aligned assessments Decide the learning intentions and student success criteria for a unit of study Evaluate and revise assessment questions for quality Plan the learning progressions for students to attain the learning intentions Create quick progress checks to coincide with the learning progressions Use assessment results as feedback to adjust instruction and student learning strategies Upgrade your CFAs using CFA 2.0! CFA 2.0 is so much more than assessment design. It shows teachers how they can intentionally align standards, instruction, assessment, and data analysis in every unit of study.



Common Formative Assessments

Common Formative Assessments Author Larry Ainsworth
ISBN-10 9781452299396
Release 2006-04-12
Pages 184
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Common formative assessments—the centerpiece of an integrated, standards-based system! Now you have powerful means to closely align curriculum, instruction, and assessment to the standards essential for student success. This timely resource presents the "big picture" of an integrated, standards-based instruction and assessment system, and offers guidelines for: Aligning school-based common formative assessments with district benchmarks and large-scale summative assessments Predicting likely student performance on subsequent assessments in time to make instructional modifications Implementing and sustaining common formative assessments within the school’s or district’s culture



Common Formative Assessment

Common Formative Assessment Author Kim Bailey
ISBN-10 9781936765157
Release 2011-10-11
Pages 152
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Teams that engage in designing, using, and responding to common formative assessments are more knowledgeable about their own standards, more assessment literate, and able to develop more strategies for helping all students learn. In this conversational guide, the authors offer tools, templates, and protocols to incorporate common formative assessments into the practices of a PLC to monitor and enhance student learning



Prioritizing the Common Core

Prioritizing the Common Core Author Larry Ainsworth
ISBN-10 9781935588412
Release 2013
Pages 272
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The consensus among educators nationwide is that in-depth instruction paired with focused assessment of essential concepts and skills are far more effective than superficially covering every concept and skill in the standards. Educators are faced with the task of teaching all standards while meeting the extraordinary range of student learning needs. Prioritizing the Common Core offers common sense solutions to the dilemmas teachers face today in implementing the new, more rigorous national standards. Chapters present a rationale for prioritizing the Common Core, a step-by-step process for prioritizing standards in language arts and mathematics, strategies for soliciting feedback and input from everyone in the district or school prior to the final determination of the Priority Standards, and detailed summaries of the process schools in six different districts used to identify their Priority Standards, with accompanying commentary by those who directed the work.



Common Formative Assessments 2 0

Common Formative Assessments 2 0 Author Larry Ainsworth
ISBN-10 9781483388533
Release 2014-11-14
Pages 304
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Assessments that improve the speed and quality of learning—fully updated for teacher teams! In this expanded, all-new edition, author Larry Ainsworth provides a system of intentionally aligned components (standards, instruction, assessments, and data analysis) that all work together to improve student learning. Readers will learn to: Build the “highway” to aligned assessments Decide the learning intentions and student success criteria for a unit of study Evaluate and revise assessment questions for quality Plan the learning progressions for students to attain the learning intentions Create quick progress checks to coincide with the learning progressions Use assessment results as feedback to adjust instruction and student learning strategies Upgrade your CFAs using CFA 2.0! CFA 2.0 is so much more than assessment design. It shows teachers how they can intentionally align standards, instruction, assessment, and data analysis in every unit of study.



Putting FACES on the Data

Putting FACES on the Data Author Lyn Sharratt
ISBN-10 9781452283876
Release 2012-02-03
Pages 280
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Build the bridge from data collection to improved instruction Students are people—not data. How can you use assessment data to focus on reaching every student? This book shows how to develop a common language for sharing all students’ progress with all teachers and leaders, and how to use ongoing assessment to inform instruction. Based on worldwide research of more than 500 educators, the book presents solutions organized by: Assessment Instruction Leadership Ownership The many benefits of personalizing data include increased student engagement and a positive impact on school culture. This reader-friendly guide helps you set goals, adjust lessons, identify students’ strengths and weaknesses, and implement interventions.



Unwrapping the Standards

 Unwrapping  the Standards Author Larry Ainsworth
ISBN-10 0970945558
Release 2003
Pages 226
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A step-by-step process to understand what each standard is requiring a student to know and be able to do.



Leading Impact Teams

Leading Impact Teams Author Paul Bloomberg
ISBN-10 9781506343358
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 240
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Learn how to promote teacher, student, and collective efficacy Teachers are a school’s greatest resource. Excellent teachers make excellent schools. Leading Impact Teams taps into the scheduled team planning time every school already has, and repurposes it in a model that provides the processes needed to build teacher expertise and increase student learning. The model combines two existing practices, formative assessment and collaborative inquiry, and promotes a school culture in which teachers and students are partners in learning. Readers will learn how to: Build a culture of efficacy Take collective action Embed student-centered assessment in the classroom culture Clarify learning goals for success Leverage progressions of learning for “just right” instruction Utilize evidence-based feedback



Rigorous Curriculum Design

Rigorous Curriculum Design Author Larry Ainsworth
ISBN-10 9781935588054
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 338
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The need for a cohesive and comprehensive curriculum that intentionally connects standards, instruction, and assessment has never been more pressing. For educators to meet the challenging learning needs of students they must have a clear road map to follow throughout the school year. Rigorous Curriculum Design presents a carefully sequenced, hands-on model that curriculum designers and educators in every school system can follow to create a progression of units of study that keeps all areas tightly focused and connected.



Models of Professional Development

Models of Professional Development Author Bruce Joyce
ISBN-10 9781412978064
Release 2010-02-18
Pages 149
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This comprehensive resource examines five major models of professional development and how they can be implemented and tailored to meet the multifaceted needs of any school or district.



Power Standards

Power Standards Author Larry Ainsworth
ISBN-10 097094554X
Release 2003
Pages 121
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Feeling overwhelmed by the plethora of standards in your state? Don't despair! This book will help you separate the "need to know" standards from the "nice to know" and create a prioritized subset of your state or district standards.



A Road Map to PLC Success

A Road Map to PLC Success Author Sean McWherter
ISBN-10 9781315404417
Release 2017-03-16
Pages 134
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Educators often have trouble properly implementing Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) because they simply don’t know how the process is supposed to work. By cutting through the fluff and generalities, this book provides a clear road map that takes school leaders step-by-step through the entire PLC process. Each chapter addresses a foundational component or protocol necessary for building successful team-based learning communities, using real life examples to help teachers and leaders understand how to integrate this process and avoid common pitfalls that inhibit implementation. Whether you’re just starting the PLC process or you’re looking to get more out of your PLCs, this book will lead you to continued student and teacher growth, regardless of current achievement levels, socioeconomic status, or impending curricular changes.



Challenging Learning Through Feedback

Challenging Learning Through Feedback Author James Nottingham
ISBN-10 9781506376462
Release 2017-01-20
Pages 184
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Using feedback to enhance learning Feedback has the potential to dramatically improve student learning – if done correctly. In fact, providing high quality feedback is one of the most critical roles of a teacher. Challenging Learning Through Feedback provides educators with the tools they need to craft high quality feedback and avoid common mistakes. Readers will learn How to know when feedback is (and isn’t) working How to design feedback so that it answers three essential questions Practical strategies for crafting Learning Intentions and Success Criteria Strategies, templates, and rubrics for providing feedback How to teach students to give high quality feedback to themselves and others



Collaborative Common Assessments

Collaborative Common Assessments Author Cassandra Erkens
ISBN-10 1936763001
Release 2016-01-05
Pages 270
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Teacher teams' common formative assessments are critical to the professional learning community (PLC) process. Although educators' intent in using assessments has its importance, the manner in which they use the assessments carries much more significance. In order to make educated decisions and improve instruction, educators must collect information through comprehensive assessments that consider all levels of their organization. These teachers and leaders also need credibility, authenticity, practicality, and passion. Collaborative Common Assessments: Teamwork. Instruction. Results. presents the practical steps teacher teams must take to create clear, comprehensive assessment systems and continually improve their results for students, teachers, and their PLCs. Cassandra Erkens aims to show teacher teams and administrators why and how to make these gains through collaborative assessment design, delivery, and data analysis.



Simplifying Common Assessment A Guide for Professional Learning Communities at Work How Teadchers Can Develop Effective and Efficient Assessments

Simplifying Common Assessment  A Guide for Professional Learning Communities at Work  How Teadchers Can Develop Effective and Efficient Assessments Author Kim Bailey
ISBN-10 194387445X
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 160
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Since writing Common Formative Assessment: A Toolkit for PLCs at Work, authors Kim Bailey and Chris Jakicic have collaborated with schools and districts across the United States to implement PLCs that shift their focus from teaching to learning. Through these collaborations, the authors have found that a key aspect of expanding students' learning is teachers' ability to create and hone their own common formative assessments. In Simplifying Common Assessment: A Guide for Professional Learning Communities at Work(tm), Bailey and Jakicic build on the process featured in Common Formative Assessment and demonstrate how teachers can develop effective and efficient assessments. They simplify assessment development to give teacher teams the confidence to write and use team-designed common formative assessments. This way, educators can monitor students' learning and ensure that all students master essential skills and concepts.



Leaders Make It Happen

Leaders Make It Happen Author Brian A. McNulty
ISBN-10 1935588001
Release 2011
Pages 198
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Leaders Make It Happen! is a targeted how-to for school administrators (department heads, vice-principals, principals, etc.) who have been assigned to run a Data Team in their school. A Data Team monitors data, analyzes strengths and obstacles, establishes goals, selects instructional strategies, and determines results indicators for individual students. In short, Data Teams are collaborative, structured, scheduled meetings that focus on the effectiveness of teaching and learning.



Checking for Understanding

Checking for Understanding Author Douglas Fisher
ISBN-10 9781416619222
Release 2015-12-18
Pages 160
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A teacher presents a lesson, and at the end asks students if they understand the material. The students nod and say they get it. Later, the teacher is dismayed when many of the students fail a test on the material. Why aren’t students getting it? And, just as important, why didn’t the teacher recognize the problem? In Checking for Understanding, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey show how to increase students’ understanding with the help of creative formative assessments. When used regularly, formative assessments enable every teacher to determine what students know and what they still need to learn. Fisher and Frey explore a variety of engaging activities that check for and increase understanding, including interactive writing, portfolios, multimedia presentations, audience response systems, and much more. This new 2nd edition of Checking for Understanding has been updated to reflect the latest thinking in formative assessment and to show how the concepts apply in the context of Fisher and Frey’s work on gradual release of responsibility, guided instruction, formative assessment systems, data analysis, and quality instruction. Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey are the creators of the Framework for Intentional and Targeted (FIT) Teaching™. They are also the authors of numerous ASCD books, including The Formative Assessment Action Plan: Practical Steps to More Successful Teaching and Learning and the best-selling Enhancing RTI: How to Ensure Success with Effective Classroom Instruction and Intervention.