Together is Better: Collaborative Assessment, Evaluation & Reporting

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Portage & Main Press, 1992 - Education - 108 pages
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Together Is Better will give teachers the confidence to try new approaches to evaluation. It shows how to include parents and children in assessing, evaluating, and reporting the learning that takes place in the classroom and how students can take ownership of that learning.This book provides many valuable examples and strategies for collaboration, including:the process for three-way learning and three-way conferencing how to set learning goals and evaluation criteria with students and parents how to help students recognize and evaluate their own learning how to integrate assessment, evaluation, and reporting into daily classroom life Together Is Better provides practical strategies, innovative ideas, and adaptable examples for elementary classroom teachers, administrators, and teachers-in-training.

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Anne Davies, PhD, has worked in most Canadian provinces, in American states, and overseas. She works with educators at every level--primary to post-secondary, as well as with parents. Anne is involved with schools and jurisdictions in multi-year projects, working closely with local educators. This allows her to help people find assessment-for-learning solutions that work in a specific context. Anne does sessions at home in the Comox Valley, and works with educators in various locations to provide workshops to meet local needs. She also works with professional development and instructional leaders. Anne has written and produced numerous multimedia resources and books, including Making Classroom Assessment Work and co-authoring the Knowing What Counts series. Her newest project is a multimedia resource titled The Facilitator's Guide to Classroom Assessment (K-12).

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