Exploring Formative Assessment

Author: Susan M. Brookhart
Publisher: Assn for Supervision & Curriculum
ISBN: 9781416608264
Size: 42.66 MB
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About the PLC series: Welcome to an adventure! If you are a teacher who is interested in developing a professional learning community to develop your classroom repertoire and increase your students achievement and motivation, you are in for a treat. A professional learning community (PLC) is a small group of teachers or administrators that meets regularly and works between meetings to accomplish shared goals. PLCs are vehicles for connecting teacher practice and student outcomes, improving both. About this book: Exploring Formative Assessment is your guide to creating a PLC to help further your understanding of how to use formative assessment in your school or classroom. You ll find everything you need to organize and run your PLC, including agendas, handouts, worksheets, and the background reading for each of seven sessions. You ll get the chance to try out new techniques and to collaborate with your colleagues as you deepen your understanding of formative assessment.

Common Formative Assessment

Author: Kim Bailey
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936765152
Size: 17.85 MB
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Teams that engage in designing, using, and responding to common formative assessments are more knowledgeable about their own standards, more assessment literate, and able to develop more strategies for helping all students learn. In this conversational guide, the authors offer tools, templates, and protocols to incorporate common formative assessments into the practices of a PLC to monitor and enhance student learning

Formative Assessment In A Professional Learning Community

Author: Betsy Moore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317924673
Size: 51.91 MB
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The ideas and examples in this book help teachers successfully collaborate to raise student achievement through the use of formative assessments. Here, Todd Stanley and Betsy Moore, educators with over 40 years of combined experience, offer proven formative assessment strategies to teachers in a professional learning community.

Simplifying Common Assessment A Guide For Professional Learning Communities At Work How Teadchers Can Develop Effective And Efficient Assessments

Author: Kim Bailey
Publisher: Solution Tree
ISBN: 9781943874453
Size: 32.87 MB
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Since writing Common Formative Assessment: A Toolkit for PLCs at Work, authors Kim Bailey and Chris Jakicic have collaborated with schools and districts across the United States to implement PLCs that shift their focus from teaching to learning. Through these collaborations, the authors have found that a key aspect of expanding students' learning is teachers' ability to create and hone their own common formative assessments. In Simplifying Common Assessment: A Guide for Professional Learning Communities at Work(tm), Bailey and Jakicic build on the process featured in Common Formative Assessment and demonstrate how teachers can develop effective and efficient assessments. They simplify assessment development to give teacher teams the confidence to write and use team-designed common formative assessments. This way, educators can monitor students' learning and ensure that all students master essential skills and concepts.

Differentiated Professional Development In A Professional Learning Community

Author: Linda Bowgen
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936765233
Size: 34.41 MB
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If differentiated instruction works for diverse student learning needs, why not apply it to teacher learning? The authors draw from real experience and PLC concepts to support the value of differentiated professional development. A practical guide for designing school or district professional development plans, this book explains a three-step model that is core to the differentiation process.

Learning By Doing

Author: Richard DuFour
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935249894
Size: 67.22 MB
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Like the first edition, the second edition of Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work helps educators close the knowing-doing gap as they transform their schools into professional learning communities (PLCs).

Supporting Teachers Formative Assessment Practice With Learning Progressions

Author: Erin Furtak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317204964
Size: 76.54 MB
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This book presents the results of a four-year, National Science Foundation-funded project that engaged nine high school biology teachers at three public high schools in long-term, on-site professional development program centered on a learning progression. It explores the influence of teacher participation in this professional development experience on their learning about student thinking, formative assessment task design, classroom practices, and student learning. Taking an in-depth look at the multiple sources of data gathered as part of the study, this volume reflects on the emergence of professional communities focused on formative assessment design and enactments and associations between teacher participation in learning progression-centered professional development and student learning.

Reach The Highest Standard In Professional Learning Learning Communities

Author: Shirley M. Hord
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452291837
Size: 71.67 MB
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Part of a groundbreaking 7-book series, co-developed by Learning Forward and Corwin, this book closes the "knowing-doing" gap by guiding educational leaders through the process for implementing the Learning Forward Standard for Professional Learning: Learning Communities. Tackling the Learning Communities standard, it provides: Original essays written by leading experts in the field to promote deeper understandings of the meaning of the Learning Communities standard An array of templates, tools, and protocols to help you design and delivery quality professional learning in your own district or school Case studies of districts "getting it right" and educators who have realized the promise of effective professional learning.

Common Formative Assessments

Author: Larry Ainsworth
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412915783
Size: 50.31 MB
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Learn how teachers can collaboratively develop, test, and refine common formative assessments and gain critical insights to meet studentsâ individual learning needs.