Assessment Powered TeachingAssessment Powered Teaching



numerous adjustments we make to the teaching and learning activities that are taking place in our classrooms. ... The purpose of this book is to rekindle in teachers the power that meaningful assessment brings to the art and science of ...

Author: Nancy W. Sindelar

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510700833

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Page: 160

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Knowledge is power, and this book puts assessment data and instruction together in a step-by-step format. Instead of dreading the time testing takes from teaching, you can harness its power to define learning targets, build standards-based assessments; gather and use test data in the classroom, and develop data-driven teaching strategies. Assessment expert Nancy W. Sindelar provides practical tools that help teachers: • Use formative and summative assessment results to enhance instruction • Motivate students by providing clear learning targets • Utilize technology to analyze students’ progress • Raise test scores Included are testimonials from teachers, numerous data analysis examples, rubrics, and a chapter on culturally diverse schools. Designed to be adaptable, this book is a powerful resource for teachers, teacher teams, and all educators dedicated to enhancing student learning.

Driven by DataDriven by Data



This is the whole package." —JON SAPHIER, founder and president, Research for Better Teaching, and chairman emeritus of Teachers 21 "Paul Bambrick-Santoyo's book is a triple threat to the achievement gap: not only has he presided over ...

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470548745

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Page: 298

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Offers a practical guide for improving schools dramatically that will enable all students from all backgrounds to achieve at high levels. Includes assessment forms, an index, and a DVD.

Ahead of the CurveAhead of the Curve



This anthology brings the ideas and recommendations of many of the world’s education leaders into one resource that illustrates the many perspectives on effective assessment design and implementation.

Author: Douglas B. Reeves

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 9781934009840

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Page: 144

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This anthology brings the ideas and recommendations of many of the world’s education leaders into one resource that illustrates the many perspectives on effective assessment design and implementation. From involving students in the assessment process to ensuring accuracy and applying assessments to English learners and students with special needs, you will find compelling insights and proven strategies.

Accessible AssessmentAccessible Assessment



"Accessible Assessment combines nine informal techniques into a manageable, calendarized framework that makes sense and drives highly targeted, differentiated instruction.

Author: Michael F. Opitz

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 0325030529

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Page: 183

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"Accessible Assessment combines nine informal techniques into a manageable, calendarized framework that makes sense and drives highly targeted, differentiated instruction. Opitz, Ford, and Erekson help teachers: measure only what matters most assess with the confidence that comes from a strong research base increase consistency and organization across school years, grades, and buildings implement predictable assessment structures flexibly plan short-, medium-, and long-range instructional goals. It can bring a new level of coherence to any crucial assessment task, including: screening, progress monitoring, and diagnostics for RTI assessing for key reading standards (including Common Core) sharing information with colleagues, administrators, and parents."--Publisher.

Assessment for Effective TeachingAssessment for Effective Teaching



In addition to using assessment data to enhance their decision making , expert teachers also use their knowledge about assessment power — the ring in the nose of the bull — to make decisions that enhance student learning .

Author: Gerald S. Hanna

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UVA:X004745203

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Page: 444

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Written in a straightforward and conversational manner, this book integrates assessment and instruction to provide educators with an understanding of when and why to use different assessment techniques to optimize student learning. Emphasis is on realistic applications, taken from the author's experiences using mainstream assessment principles. The subject matter in each chapter is frequently expanded with examples from a broad range of educational settings, ranging from classroom teaching to school administration, school counseling, special education, and related special services for students with special needs. Features Discussion of individual differences among students helps readers understand the reality of individual differences so as to employ assessment to influence learning for all students. Separate chapters on product assessment with rubrics and performance assessment methods present balanced and contemporary treatment of authentic assessment in Chapters 8 and 9. Simple, easily managed data sets and computation exercises for developing concepts throughout the text eliminate intricate calculations that often get in the way of important principles. An entire chapter (13) on assessment issues in special education helps readers address the thicket of special education issues and mandates in which assessment plays a vital role. Learning aids such as Discussion Questions, Thinking Cap Exercises, and computational problems are embedded throughout the book to provide assistance in identifying key issues, checking comprehension and review. Instructor's Manual/Test Bank developed by the authors is available to adopters. Companion website for students and instructors is available at: www.ablongman.com/hannadettmer. Related Titles: "Program Evaluation: Alternative Approaches and Practical Guidelines, 3/e" Jody L. Fitzpatrick James R. Sanders Blaine R. Worthen Order No. 0-321-07706-7 "Designing and Using Tools for Educational Assessment, 1/e" Madhabi Chatterji Order No. 0-205-29928-8 "Consultation, Collaboration, and Teamwork for Students with Special Needs, 4/e" Peggy Dettmer Norma Dyck Linda P. Thurston Order No. 0-205-34073-3

Designing Assessment for Quality LearningDesigning Assessment for Quality Learning



This book brings together internationally recognised scholars with an interest in how to use the power of assessment to improve student learning and to engage with accountability priorities at both national and global levels.

Author: Claire Wyatt-Smith

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400759022

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Page: 398

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This book brings together internationally recognised scholars with an interest in how to use the power of assessment to improve student learning and to engage with accountability priorities at both national and global levels. It includes distinguished writers who have worked together for some two decades to shift the assessment paradigm from a dominant focus on assessment as measurement towards assessment as central to efforts to improve learning. These writers have worked with the teaching profession and, in so doing, have researched and generated key insights into different ways of understanding assessment and its relationship to learning. The volume contributes to the theorising of assessment in contexts characterised by heightened accountability requirements and constant change. The book’s structure and content reflect already significant and growing international interest in assessment as contextualised practice, as well as theories of learning and teaching that underpin and drive particular assessment approaches. Learning theories and practices, assessment literacies, teachers’ responsibilities in assessment, the role of leadership, and assessment futures are the organisers within the book’s structure and content. The contributors to this book have in common the view that quality assessment, and quality learning and teaching are integrally related. Another shared view is that the alignment of assessment with curriculum, teaching and learning is linchpin to efforts to improve both learning opportunities and outcomes for all. Essentially, the book presents new perspectives on the enabling power of assessment. In so doing, the writers recognise that validity and reliability - the traditional canons of assessment – remain foundational and therefore necessary. However, they are not of themselves sufficient for quality education. The book argues that assessment needs to be radically reconsidered in the context of unprecedented societal change. Increasingly, communities are segregating more by wealth, with clear signs of social, political, economic and environmental instability. These changes raise important issues relating to ethics and equity, taken to be core dimensions in enabling the power of assessment to contribute to quality learning for all. This book offers readers new knowledge about how assessment can be used to re/engage learners across all phases of education.

Reflective Teaching in SchoolsReflective Teaching in Schools



Chaplain, R. (2017) Teaching Without Disruption in the Primary School. London: Routledge. ... Clarke, S. (2011) 'The Power of Formative Assessment: Self-belief and Active Involvement in the Process of learning' (DVD).

Author: Andrew Pollard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350032958

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Page: 624

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The book you can trust to guide you through your teaching career, as the expert authors share tried and tested techniques in both primary and secondary settings. For this new edition Andrew Pollard has worked with the same core author team to bring you expert guidance from top practitioners, in the form of a text that is both cohesive and that continues to evolve to meet the needs of today's teachers. It is designed for trainees whether in universities or schools (such as School Direct, SCITT). Reflective Teaching in Schools uniquely provides two levels of support: - practical, evidence-based guidance on key classroom issues – including relationships, behaviour, curriculum planning, teaching strategies and assessment - evidence-informed 'principles' and 'concepts' to help you continue developing your skills. New to this edition: - 10 Lesson Study cases illustrate the impact this approach can have on classroom teaching, whether in a city Primary School or rural Secondary Academy - 10 Toolkit Evidence summaries based on the Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit cover topics like collaborative learning - New Reflective Activities and guidance on Key Readings at the end of each chapter - Updates to reflect recent changes in curriculum and assessment across the UK reflectiveteaching.co.uk provides a treasure trove of additional support. It now includes a new chapter on mentoring, a glossary to help decipher the difference between IEP and LAP, and much more.

Measurement and Assessment in TeachingMeasurement and Assessment in Teaching



To summarize , a low index of discriminating power should alert us to the possible presence of technical defects in a test item but should not cause us to discard an otherwise worthwhile item . A well - constructed achievement test will ...

Author: Robert L. Linn

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 013098356X

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Page: 574

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For a basic Test and Measurement course. The market leader, this popular text introduces future teachers to those elements of measurement and assessment essential to good teaching. Its straightforward treatment is predicated on the authors' belief that evaluation of learning plays a pivotal role in the instructional process and that its effectiveness depends on a teacher's ability to construct and select valid evaluation instruments. Written with the introductory student in mind, it assumes no prior knowledge of statistics, and uses illustrative examples generously to explain and expand upon topics.