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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
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.
Discover how to use guided instruction to get students to do the cognitive work of learning.
In this stirring follow-up to the award-winning Fostering Resilient Learners, Kristin Van Marter Souers and Pete Hall take you to the next level of trauma-invested practice. To get there, they explain, educators need to build a "nest"—a positive learning environment shaped by three new Rs of education: relationship, responsibility, and regulation.
Formative assessment is one of the best ways to increase student learning and enhance teacher quality. But effective formative assessment is not part of most classrooms. In the updated 2nd edition of this practical guide for school leaders, authors Connie M. Moss and Susan M. Brookhart define formative assessment as an active, continual process in which teachers and students work together to gather evidence of learning. Using specific examples based on their extensive work with teachers, the authors provide strategic talking points and conversation starters to address common misconceptions about formative assessment; practical classroom strategies to share with teachers that cultivate students as self-regulated, assessment-capable learners; ways to model the elements of formative assessment in conversations with teachers about their professional learning; "What if" scenarios and advice for how to deal with them; and questions for reflection to gauge understanding and progress.