Checking for Understanding Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom

ISBN-10: 141660569X
ISBN-13: 9781416605690
Edition: 2007
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Description: If you ever have students who are reluctant to tell you when they don?t understand something?or worse, tell you they understand when they really don?t?then here's a book that gives you lots of better ways to check for understanding. Learn why  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date: 1/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 158
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

If you ever have students who are reluctant to tell you when they don?t understand something?or worse, tell you they understand when they really don?t?then here's a book that gives you lots of better ways to check for understanding. Learn why typical ways to check for understanding are usually ineffective. And explore formative assessment techniques that work in any subject area and grade level: * Seven types of oral language (speaking and listening) strategies that close the gap between what students need to know and what they already know * Best ways to develop effective and authentic questions * Student response techniques that increase participation and engagement * Four ways to use writing to check for understanding in any subject * Projects and performances that are easily integrated into daily classroom practice * Test items that help plan further instruction Extensive classroom examples ensure you use these formative assessments to correct misconceptions, improve learning, and model good study skills for individual students or across multiple classrooms.

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Why Check for Understanding?p. 1
Using Oral Language to Check for Understandingp. 15
Using Questions to Check for Understandingp. 36
Using Writing to Check for Understandingp. 57
Using Projects and Performances to Check for Understandingp. 72
Using Tests to Check for Understandingp. 98
Using Common Assessments and Consensus Scoring to Check for Understandingp. 120
Afterword: Checking Your Own Understandingp. 134
Referencesp. 141
Indexp. 151
About the Authorsp. 157
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