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    Principal as Assessment Leader

    ISBN-10: 193524910X
    ISBN-13: 9781935249108
    Author(s): Thomas R. Guskey
    Description: The Principal as Assessment Leader explores the importance of effective classroom assessment to student achievement and the role of school leaders to model and spark positive change through building teacher literacy, providing targeted professional  More...
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    Publisher: Solution Tree
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 273
    Language: English

    The Principal as Assessment Leader explores the importance of effective classroom assessment to student achievement and the role of school leaders to model and spark positive change through building teacher literacy, providing targeted professional development, acquiring appropriate technology, and more. With insights from expert practitioners, this book offers to help schools make the shift to best-practice assessment for districtwide improvements in student learning.

    Thomas R. Guskey, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he began his career in education as a middle school teacher, served as an administrator in Chicago Public Schools, and was the first Director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, a national educational research center. He is the author/editor of 18 books and over 200 articles published in prominent research journals as well as Educational Leadership, Kappan, and School Administrator. Dr. Guskey served on the Policy Research Team of the National Commission on Teaching & America�s Future, on the Task Force to develop the National Standards for Staff Development, and recently was named a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association, which also honored him in 2006 for his outstanding contribution relating research to practice. His most recent books include Developing Standards-Based Report Cards (2010), Practical Solutions for Serious Problems in Standards-Based Grading (Ed.) (2009), The Principal as Assessment Leader (Ed.) (2009), The Teacher as Assessment Leader (Ed.) (2009), and Benjamin S. Bloom: Portraits of an Educator (Ed.) (2006).

    Introductionp. 1
    Laying the Foundation of Assessment Literacyp. 7
    Paving the Way for an Assessment-Rich Culturep. 9
    Build, Promote, Guide, Provide, Monitor: Action Words for Principals as Instructional Leaders in Assessmentp. 31
    A Principal's Guide to Assessmentp. 53
    Building Assessment Expertise Through Twenty-First-Century Professional Developmentp. 73
    A Seven-Module Plan to Build Teacher Knowledge of Balanced Assessmentp. 93
    Collecting, Interpreting, and Reporting Datap. 119
    Plug Us In, Please: Using Digital Tools for Data Collectionp. 121
    Finding Meaning in the Numbersp. 149
    The Courage to Implement Standards-Based Report Cardsp. 175
    Assessing Students at Riskp. 201
    Lowering High School Failure Ratesp. 203
    Assessing the Student at Risk: A New Look at School-Based Credit Recoveryp. 225
    Formative Assessment, Transformative Relationshipsp. 245
    Indexp. 265
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