Back to Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom, 2nd edition
Since 2007, this ASCD best-selling book has helped thousands of teachers understand why typical methods to check for understanding are usually ineffective and how to use techniques that work better. Now, this revised and updated edition goes further with new tips and tools to support your implementation of formative assessment techniques that work in any subject area and grade level, for individual students or across multiple classrooms. The authors' rich array of practical and proven methods include
- Speaking and listening strategies that close the gap between what students need to know and what they already know.
- Writing activities that check for understanding in any subject.
- Student response techniques that increase participation and engagement.
- Test items that help plan further instruction.
Extensive classroom examples show you how to use these formative assessments to correct misconceptions, improve learning, and model good study skills for individual students or across multiple classrooms.
(ASCD Premium Member book, December 2014) 8" x 10", 160 pages.