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Short Cycle Assessment

Short Cycle Assessment Author Susan Lang
ISBN-10 9781317923060
Release 2013-09-27
Pages 225
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This book shows you how to improve student achievement by providing them with frequent feedback on their work. It provides a step-by-step process to help you write good questions that asses student learning, design your own formative assessments, administer short-cycle assessments, analyze and use data to shape instruction, prepare your students for high-stakes tests, and includes activities and forms to walk you through the process step by step.

Formative Assessment in a Professional Learning Community

Formative Assessment in a Professional Learning Community Author Betsy Moore
ISBN-10 9781317924685
Release 2013-08-06
Pages 160
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The ideas and examples in this book help teachers successfully collaborate to raise student achievement through the use of formative assessments. Here, Todd Stanley and Betsy Moore, educators with over 40 years of combined experience, offer proven formative assessment strategies to teachers in a professional learning community.

The School Leader s Guide to Formative Assessment

The School Leader s Guide to Formative Assessment Author Todd Stanley
ISBN-10 9781317918417
Release 2013-08-15
Pages 118
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This user-friendly guide shows school leaders how to use formative assessment to improve both student and teacher achievement. With step-by-step information and practical examples, this book will help you develop better assessments that will transform your school. You will learn: The advantages of formative assessment When and why to use formative assessment How to develop valid and reliable assessments How to mimic the state assessment schedule How to organize and use data effectively How to use data to develop teacher leaders The appendix features more than ten pages of handy reproducibles that will help you implement formative assessments immediately (also available as free downloads A curriculum pacing guide A presentation template to explain formative assessment to your staff A non-mastery report A class item analysis graph A class profile graph A student questionnaire, and more!

Critical Thinking and Formative Assessments

Critical Thinking and Formative Assessments Author Todd Stanley
ISBN-10 9781317930174
Release 2013-09-05
Pages 176
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Develop your students' critical thinking skills and prepare them to perform competitively in the classroom, on state tests, and beyond. In this book, Moore and Stanley show you how to effectively instruct your students to think on higher levels, and how to assess their progress. As states implement the Common Core State Standards, teachers have been called upon to provide higher levels of rigor in their classrooms. Moore and Stanley demonstrate critical thinking as a key approach to accomplishing this goal. They explore the benefits of critical thinking and provide the tools you need to develop and monitor critical thinking skills in the classroom. Topics include: The Difference Between Higher-Level and Lower-Level Thinking Writing Higher-Level Thinking Questions Assessing Critical Thinking Strategies to Develop Higher-Level Thinking Skills

Successful Student Writing through Formative Assessment

Successful Student Writing through Formative Assessment Author Harry Grover Tuttle
ISBN-10 9781317924388
Release 2013-09-13
Pages 144
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Use formative assessment to dramatically improve your students’ writing. In Successful Student Writing Through Formative Assessment, educator and international speaker Harry G. Tuttle shows you how to guide middle and high school students through the prewriting, writing, and revision processes using formative assessment techniques that work. This brand new set of strategies includes real writing samples plus easy-to-use applications that will allow you to monitor, diagnose, and provide continual feedback to your students. You'll help them perfect their written communication skills and ready them for further growth. Tuttle offers tips on breaking large writing assignments into several smaller tasks, identifying red flags, varying your feedback methods, and more. Enhance your instruction by assessing students at specific points throughout the writing process, and help them to become better writers as a result!

Improving Foreign Language Speaking through Formative Assessment

Improving Foreign Language Speaking through Formative Assessment Author Harry Grover Tuttle
ISBN-10 9781317925941
Release 2013-10-02
Pages 144
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Want a quick way to get your students happily conversing more in the target language? This practical book shows you how to use formative assessments to gain immediate and lasting improvement in your students’ fluency. You’ll learn how to: Imbed the 3-minute formative assessment into every lesson with ease Engage students in peer formative assessment successfully Teach students to give each other formative feedback Help struggling students make significant gains Create and coach small groups for differentiated speaking practice Assist students in incorporating current grammar lesson into meaningful conversations Analyze your own use of language in the classroom to avoid vague feedback that can stifle student conversations Grade oral improvement positively The authors provide formative assessments for 17 language functions with step-by-step lesson plans, aligned to ACTFL guidelines. Each plan includes a wealth of conversation and extension activities. There are ready-to-use checklists including the "I Can" log that helps students plot their own progress. Research has confirmed that when teachers use formative assessment, students can learn in six to seven months what would normally take a school year to learn. You’ll find yourself using this book every day because of the gains your students will achieve in foreign language fluency.

I Have the Data Now What

I Have the Data   Now What Author Betsy Moore
ISBN-10 9781317927471
Release 2013-08-06
Pages 128
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In this book, author, consultant, and longtime educator Betsy Moore shows teachers how to use data to make informed instructional changes in their classrooms. Strategies will help them to pinpoint and carry out instructional changes that ensure student success. Teachers will learn to: Compile and make sense of data Analyze data - Find out what it means and what to do about it Decide how to do what needs to be done Implement strategies specific to content areas, critical-thinking skills, and test-taking This book details just what teachers should look for in their data and what to do with what they find. It will guide them through every step of the data process, helping them to meet each of their instructional goals.

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

Differentiating Assessment in Middle and High School Mathematics and Science

Differentiating Assessment in Middle and High School Mathematics and Science Author Sheryn Northey Waterman
ISBN-10 1596671076
Release 2009
Pages 182
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This book by Sheryn Spencer Waterman follows the bestselling Handbook on Differentiated Instruction for Middle and High Schools. With numerous examples and strategies, it is an all-inclusive manual on assessing student readiness, interests, learning and thinking styles. It includes examples of: Pre-, Formative and Summative assessments -Informal and formal assessments -Oral and written assessments -Project and performance assessments -Highly structured and enrichment assessments for struggling to gifted students -Assessment tools and rubrics

The Skillful Inquiry Data Team

The Skillful Inquiry Data Team Author Nancy Love
ISBN-10 9781935609629
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 6
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Written by school data expert Nancy Love, this guide provides a proven-effective inquiry process and practical tools for grade level (elementary) or subject-area (middle and high school) teams of teachers to maximize their impact on student achievement by: * Building a strong foundation, including shared purpose, collaborative norms, and commitments to rigorous standards add to each student's learning * Identifying a common focus for improvement through analysis of state and local common assessments and student work * Verifying causes of student-learning problems through research, error-analysis, and data about practices and perceptions * Generating solutions by sharing successful teaching strategies and reteaching and extending learning based on students' needs * Ongoing monitoring of the team's impact on instruction and on student learning

Using Feedback to Improve Learning

Using Feedback to Improve Learning Author Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo
ISBN-10 9781317238225
Release 2017-10-19
Pages 142
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Despite feedback‘s demonstratively positive effects on student performance, research on the specific components of successful feedback practice is in short supply. In Using Feedback to Improve Learning, Ruiz-Primo and Brookhart offer critical characteristics of feedback strategies to affirm classroom feedback’s positive effect on student learning. The book provides pre- and in-service teachers as well as educational researchers with empirically supported techniques for using feedback as a part of formative assessment in the classroom.

Improving Student Learning When Budgets Are Tight

Improving Student Learning When Budgets Are Tight Author Allan R. Odden
ISBN-10 9781452217086
Release 2012-02-06
Pages 184
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This how-to manual for achieving excellence despite budget cuts provides a school improvement action plan and shows how to target resources to implement that plan.

Teacher Made Assessments

Teacher Made Assessments Author Christopher Gareis
ISBN-10 9781317927112
Release 2013-10-11
Pages 209
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Assessment is not only a measure of student learning, but a means to student learning. Teacher-Made Assessments guides you in constructing and using your own classroom tests and rubrics to improve student achievement. A practical and accessible resource for classroom teachers, it will help you make assessment integral to both teaching and learning.

Book Review Index 2009

Book Review Index 2009 Author Dana Ferguson
ISBN-10 1414419120
Release 2009-08
Pages 1262
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Book Review Index 2009 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Book Review Index 2009 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Book Review Index 2009 book for free.

Using data to improve learning for all

Using data to improve learning for all Author Nancy Love
ISBN-10 1412960843
Release 2008-11-01
Pages 171
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School leaders will discover how to implement collaborative inquiry, use data systematically and effectively, and establish an equitable school climate to improve outcomes for all students.

Formative classroom assessment

Formative classroom assessment Author James H. McMillan
ISBN-10 0807748005
Release 2007
Pages 162
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This authoritative volume presents a state-of-the-art review of formative assessment in the classroom. World-renowned experts examine what is currently known about formative assessment and its application to teaching. The book balances theory and research with practical applications that will work in today's high-stakes accountability testing.

Learning To Teach in An Age of Accountability

Learning To Teach in An Age of Accountability Author Arthur T. Costigan
ISBN-10 0805847073
Release 2004
Pages 274
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This book examines the challenges, struggles, and practices of new teachers in the humanities, emphasizing the pressures they face in the current age of accountability, such as high stakes testing, state curriculum mandates, large and diverse classrooms, and school and district educational cultures.