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How do you align assessments to the content and rigor of your curriculum? What steps can you take to determine whether your assessments are both reliable and valid? Research shows that teachers who improve their assessment practices can see an increase in student achievement, and this quick reference guide is designed to help all teachers do just that—by ensuring that their assessments are aligned to their instruction at both the standards level and the learning level. The Stronge & Associates team shares key tasks for creating a standards-based unit assessment; critical steps for ensuring the alignment of assessment, curriculum, and instruction; and a simple process for annotating learning objectives to check for alignment and evaluate validity in classroom scenarios. The guide includes a sample annotation, definitions of five types of validity, and eight guiding questions.
(ASCD Quick Reference Guide, 2017) 8 1/2” x 11”, 3-hole punched, 3 laminated panels, 6 pages