Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning

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Allyn & Bacon, 2009 - Education - 260 pages
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This practical new book from Pearson Assessment Training Institute organizes research-based recommendations about classroom assessment practices around three formative assessment questions: “Where am I going?”; “Where am I now?”; and “How can I close the gap?” The framework is sequenced so that you can easily weave assessment for learning practices into daily teaching and assessment activities.

The Seven Strategies are organized around the three big questions:
Where Am I Going?
Strategy 1: Provide a clear and understandable vision of the learning target.
Strategy 2: Use examples and models of strong and weak work.

Where Am I Now?
Strategy 3: Offer regular descriptive feedback.
Strategy 4: Teach students to self-assess and set goals.

How Can I Close the Gap?
Strategy 5: Design lessons to focus on one aspect of quality at a time.
Strategy 6: Teach students focused revision.
Strategy 7: Engage students in self-reflection and let them keep track of and share their learning.

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  • Total Professional Development Package - ISBN 9780132548922
  • Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning - 10 Books Package - ISBN 9780131392823

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About the author (2009)

Prior to joining ATI, Jan Chappuis was a curriculum and assessment specialist responsible for professional development and school improvement. Her background as an elementary and secondary teacher, combined with her assessment expertise and professional development experience, enables Jan to provide teachers and school leaders with practical solutions for motivating students and involving them in their own academic success. Her most recent publication, Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning, helps teachers adopt formative assessment practices shown to improve learning.

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