Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing it Right, Using it Well

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This book is the core of a larger, comprehensive professional development program in student involved classroom assessment that teaches standards of assessment quality, and how to match achievement targets to assessment methods. It also helps teachers learn to involve students in the assessment process and provide descriptive feedback to students, practices proven to be especially effective for low-performing students. Use of the lessons in this book can help save professional development time and resources through presentation in learning team modesl. This integrates learning-team based text study with classroom practices. Includes DVD and CD-ROM practices and presentation.
 

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Contents

Assessment Methods
87
Misconceptions About Assessment Methods
94
Assessment Development Cycle
106
Tracking Your LearningPossible Portfolio Entries
119
Selected Response Assessment
123
Selected Response Assessment for Learning
152
Summary
164
Extended Written Response Assessment for Learning
185
Summary
244
Personal Communication as Assessment
251
Communicating About Student Learning
279
Report Cards
301
Portfolios
335
Conferences About and with Students
361
Practical Help with Standardized Tests
387
Ethical Test Preparation Practices
413

Tracking Your LearningPossible Portfolio Entries
186
When to Use Performance Assessment
195
Seven Strategies for Using Rubrics as Instructional Tools in the Classroom
231
Closing Comments from the Authors
431
Index
449
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