Simplifying Common Assessment: A Guide for Professional Learning Communities at Work™ [how teadchers can develop effective and effi by Kim Bailey

Simplifying Common Assessment: A Guide for Professional Learning Communities at Work™ [how…

byKim Bailey, Chris Jakacic

Kobo ebook | November 7, 2016

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Built on the process featured in Common Formative Assessment: A Toolkit for PLCs at Work™, this book demonstrates how educators can develop effective and efficient assessments. The authors simplify assessment development to give teacher teams the confidence to write and use team-designed common formative assessments that help ensure all students master essential skills and concepts. Design tasks and assessments that feature the greater rigor and complexity the new standards require. Use assessment data to make adjustments that increase student learning. Explore possible team structures and practices that foster successful use of common assessments.

Benefits

• Learn the different purposes that wide-angle questions and close-up questions serve in reaching assessment goals.

• Understand different types of assessments and what the data gained from each of them can reveal about student learning.

• Frame assessment and feedback methods to pursue the end goal of learning for all.

• Use templates and protocols to unwrap essential learning standards, create performance tasks, plan appropriate assessments, and analyze data.

• Discover a road map that can help guide your work with common assessments.

Contents

1 Framing the Power of Assessment in Professional Learning Communities

2 Starting With the End in Mind

3 Considering Rigor and Complexity

4 Intentionally Planning of Instruction and Assessment

5 Writing Questions That Work

6 Using Data to Support Student Learning

7 Focusing on Feedback and Grappling With Grading

8 Using Common Formative Assessments in Less Traditional Settings

Appendix Road Map for Implementing Common Assessments

Title:Simplifying Common Assessment: A Guide for Professional Learning Communities at Work™ [how…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 7, 2016Publisher:Solution Tree PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1943874468

ISBN - 13:9781943874460

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