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How do you determine whether your assessments are high-quality? How can you shift from assessing what is easy to assessing what is important? How to Create High-Quality Assessments is an essential guide for teachers at all levels who want to ensure that their assessments are effective, representative of content taught, and aligned to content objectives and learning outcomes. The Stronge & Associates team shares research about the importance of assessments and how assessment is changing. Delve into the whys and hows of creating and using an assessment blueprint, and explore the three main categories of assessment questions. The guide includes a sample blueprint; a checklist for determining assessment items' strength; and examples, nonexamples, and discussions of seven different test-question formats.
(ASCD Quick Reference Guide, 2017) 8 1/2” x 11”, 3-hole punched, 3 laminated panels, 6 pages
Improving classroom discussion begins with transforming the roles of students and teachers. This guide details crucial teaching practices to help students take a leading role in their learning. Filled with tips, strategies, and examples, this guide can show any teacher how to better help students speak and listen to one another in ways that help them make meaning and increase their understanding.
In this guide, experts Susan M. Brookhart and Jay McTighe show how best to incorporate the formative learning cycle into everyday instruction. They offer techniques for sharing learning targets, assessment activities to use in the classroom, and strategies for providing student feedback.