Making Classroom Assessment Work, 3rd Edition
This best-selling book includes powerful ideas with simple and easy-to-follow steps. In this book, Dr. Anne Davies leads educators on the path to quality classroom assessment – the bridge between what research shows and what teachers can do in their classrooms to prepare students for their lifelong learning journey. This updated edition of Making Classroom Assessment Work offers more ideas and examples of using assessment for learning to guide instruction, provide feedback, collect evidence of learning, present evidence of success and produce accurate standards-based report cards. The thoughtful and thought-provoking framework provides a guide for teachers to follow from involving students, parents, and community members in the assessment process to evaluating and reporting progress.
• Building the Foundation for Classroom Assessment
• Beginning with the End in Mind
• Describing Success
• Evidence of Learning
• Involving Students in Classroom Assessment
• Collecting, Organizing, and Presenting Evidence
• Communicating About Learning
• Evaluating and Reporting
Use the end-of-chapter activities as a book study guide, by yourself or with a group, to create a comprehensive draft assessment plan of your own.
Knowing What Counts series
The Knowing What Counts Series includes four books:
- Setting and Using Criteria – 2nd Edition
- Self-Assessment and Goal Setting – 2nd Edition
- Collecting Evidence and Portfolios: Engaging Students in Pedagogical Documentation
- Conferencing and Reporting – 2nd Edition
Each book focuses on practical ways for teachers to involve students in their own assessment by using criteria and goal setting in the classroom. The authors also provide different scenarios that outline how students can demonstrate their learning to others, take active roles in conferences with parents, and become involved in creating portfolios and preparing collections of evidence. All books include classroom ideas, cross-curricular examples, responses to commonly asked questions, and reproducibles.
“Niagara Catholic District School Board continues to utilize the Knowing What Counts series to support our teachers in developing effective assessment, evaluation and reporting practices. These books provide authentic and practical strategies and resources that can be used by teachers, students, and families. The books are easy to navigate and accessible to all, whether you are a beginning or experienced teacher. The Knowing What Counts series is a must-have resource for all teachers!”
Consultant and MISA Lead
Niagara Catholic District School Board
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