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Assessment for Learning An Action Guide for School Leaders

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ISBN-10: 0132548771

ISBN-13: 9780132548779

Edition: 2nd 2006

Authors: Steve Chappius, Judith A. Arter, Jan Chappius, Rick J. Stiggins

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List price: $44.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Building the Foundation
Contents of This Guide
Getting Ready
Building the Foundation for Understanding Quality Assessment
"Inside the Black Box: Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment" ..10
A Vision of the Perfect Assessment System
The Perfect Assessment System
Fundamental Beliefs and Values
What is "Assessment for Learning"?
The Active Ingredients
Carefully Defined Achievement Expectations
Honoring All Users and Uses
Dependable Evidence of Learning
Effective Management and Communication of Results
The Promise of Balanced Assessment Systems
Research Results
Summary: Balance Is Essential
"Emily's Story"
"Emily's Story: A Story of Classroom Success" ..............................................43
The Path: Five Doors to Excellence in Assessment
Overview of the Path to the Perfect Assessment System
Focusing on Achievement Expectations
Agreeing on Achievement Expectations
Creating an Effective Curriculum
Teacher Mastery of Student Standards
Serving ALL Assessment Users
Understanding Who the Users Are
Planning for Classroom Assessment
Planning for Standardized Testing
Developing Assessment Literacy
Keys to Quality Classroom Assessment
Why Assess? To Serve the User's Information Needs
Assess What? Clear Targets
Assess How? Assessment Design to Promote Accuracy
Communicate Results How? In a Timely and UnderstandableManner
Involve Students-Make Assessment Instruction
Barriers to Accurate Assessment
A Lack of Time to Assess Well
An Institutional Barrier to Quality
A Community Barrier to Quality
The Ultimate Barrier to Quality
Removing the Barriers
The Nine Principles of Assessment for Learning
Organizing Learning Teams for Professional Development inAssessment for Learning
Communicating Effectively About Student Achievement
Creating a Supportive Policy Environment
A Sample District Assessment Policy
Personnel Policy and Excellence in Assessment
Rethinking Other Relevant Policies
Summarizing the Path to Excellence in Assessment
Creating an Assessment Profile for Your School/District..........................85
The Required Skills for Assessment Balance and Quality: Ten Competencies for Educational Leaders
Leading Assessment for Learning
Competency 1
ATI Interactive Video: Evaluating Assessment Quality:Hands-on Practice
Analyze Assessments for Clear Targets
Developmental Continua for Teachers
Competency 2
Classroom Assessment for Learning
"Classroom Assessment for Learning"
Principles of Assessment for Learning: A Self-Analysis
Converting Learning Targets to Student-Friendly Language
Ways That Teachers and Students Use Formative Assessment
Using Feedback to Set Goals
Using Test Results to Self-Assess and Set Goals
Student Self-Assessment and Goal-Setting Activities
Competency 3
Implementing the Written Curriculum
Deconstructing Standards into Classroom-Level AchievementTargets: Practice for School Leaders
Using Interviews to Hire Teachers with Content Knowledge andAssessment Competence
Auditing Your Classroom Curriculum
Competency 4
Should Teachers Be Held Accountable for Assessment CompetenceThrough Evaluation?
Competency 5
Analyzing Your Professional Development Program
Learning Teams for Assessment Literacy
How Principals Can Support Learning Teams
Competency 6
Conducting an Assessment Audit
Competency 7
Using School/District Policies to Support Quality Assessment
Competency 8
Grading Scenarios
ATI Interactive Video: Grading & Reporting in Standards-Based Schools
When Grades Don't Match the State Assessment Results
Rubric for Grading
A Standard Cover Letter to Parents
Competency 9
Merging Local and State Assessment Systems
Competency 10
"Is This Responsible?"
Guidelines for Test Preparation and Administration
A Self-Analysis for School Leaders ........................................................242
Planning for Action
Connecting Assessment for Learning to Other School ImprovementInitiatives
Action Planning for Assessment Balance and Quality
Closing the Gap
Action Planning Templates
Additional Planning Considerations
The Comprehensive Assessment Plan
Helping Policy Makers Understand Balance and Quality
Communicating and Monitoring the Plan
Reconciling Current and Future Systems
Evaluating the Action Plan
Case Study of an Individual Teacher or a Few Teachers
The Study of a Learning Team
The Study of a School District
Classroom Action Research-The Study of Impacts on Students
Two Evaluation Focal Points
Process Evaluation
Evaluation of Impact
In Closing
About the Authors
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