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If you’ve always thought that formative assessment was complicated and confusing—and too much to add to what you already do—here’s a book that explains exactly how to make formative assessment a seamless and natural part of your teaching process. Emphasizing applications at the secondary level but relevant to all grade levels and every discipline, this “teacher’s eye” view of formative assessment explains how it benefits you and your students and provides lots of assessment strategies you can use before, during, and after instruction to improve your instruction and your students’ learning, including
To help you start using these strategies right away, there are dozens of examples of classroom practice, prompts to help you connect these examples to your own lesson plans, and case studies to deepen your understanding. You’ll also find sample templates to help you organize and track your assessment data and use it to improve the learning of all your students. (ASCD book, 2010) 7 7/8" x 9 7/8", 205 pages. Also available as an E-Book!
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.