Creating Independent Student Learners, School Leaders: A Practical Guide to Assessment for Learning

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Portage & Main Press, 2006 - Education - 96 pages
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A Practical Guide to Assessment for Learning: School Leaders is one book in the Creating Independent Student Learners set. The set includes guides for N 9 teachers and school leaders. A Practical Guide to Assessment for Learning: School Leaders, is an easy-to-read guide for those wishing to encourage teachers to change their practice to included assessment for learning. Intertwining real experiences and examples from teacher, the authors offer a helpful plan for dealing with tough choices when attempting change. The authors take you through three stages of growth: starting off, consolidation and spread, and preparing for sustainability."

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Pauline Clarke is Superintendent of Schools for the Inner City District of the Winnipeg School Division, Manitoba, Canada. In her role, she emphasizes assessment for learning, integration of the arts, Aboriginal education, and building school leadership across the district. Ms. Clarke was named a Winnipeg Woman of Distinction for her service to Education, Training & Development. She is an active member of the Campaign Cabinet, the Schools Chair, the United Way, and is the past-chair of the Lieutenant Governor's Youth Experience Program. Ms. Clarke has written articles for journals and presents at conferences across Canada and in England.

Thompson Owens was a classroom teacher for over 30 years in Canada, China, and Japan. During his last nine years of teaching he was a support teacher for the Inner City District of the Winnipeg School Division, Manitoba, Canada. A common thread in all of Mr. Owens's years of teaching has been helping more students succeed. He continues to contribute to education as a consultant, speaker, and writer.

Ruth Sutton was a secondary teacher and deputy principal of an inner-city school in Manchester, England. She also taught on exchange in a senior high school in Ohio, United States. Five years as assessment consultant to a school district were followed by two years as senior adviser (assistant superintendent). She then became an independent consultant specializing in assessment for learning and school improvement. Her work takes her all over the world.

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