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Assessment powered teaching

Author: Nancy W Sindelar
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text allows readers to become power teachers by using tests effectively to define learning targets, build standards-based assessments, and develop data-driven teaching strategies for enhanced  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy W Sindelar
ISBN: 9781412992084 1412992087
OCLC Number: 648921825
Description: xv, 138 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Using the power of assessment. Step One: Become familiar with student assessment data and learn to use it to enhance your teaching --
Step two: Develop an efficient system for collecting meaningful student test data --
Step three: Learn how to use student test data as an individual teacher, a team member, and as part of a schoolwide initiative --
Chapter one rubric: Using the power of assessment --
Reflections --
2. Creating a data-driven instructional system. Step one: Define your learning targets --
Step two: Begin building your standards-based assessments --
Step three: Align your curriculum with learning targets and assessments --
A word about curriculum mapping --
Chapter two rubric: Creating a data-driven instructional system --
Reflections --
3. Making data-driven decisions in the classroom. Using formative assessment data to immediately inform teaching --
Using formative assessment data to inform teaching over time --
Benchmark assessments --
Test reports --
Rubric-graded assessments : Using rubric-graded formative assessment data to immediately inform teaching ; Using rubric-graded formative assessment data to inform teaching over time ; Rubric-graded benchmark assessments --
Chapter three rubric: Making data-driven decisions in the classroom --
Reflections. 4. Empowering students with the results of their learning. Step one: Eliminate "mystery teaching" by providing students with clear and consistent standards-based learning targets and assessments --
Step two: Give students specific feedback regarding their progress toward learning targets in a timely and caring manner and in a format that is understandable to them --
Step three: Give students opportunities to self-assess and improve their work --
Step four: Provide interventions to help students reach learning targets in a timely manner --
Chapter four rubric: Empowering students with the results of their learning --
Reflections --
5. Powering achievement in culturally diverse classrooms. Step one: Become a "cultural broker" --
Step two: Analyze the needs of subgroups through the use of disaggregated test data --
Step three: Address the needs of subgroups by more accurately measuring what students know rather than their ability to communicate their knowledge in standard English --
Chapter five rubric: Powering achievement in culturally diverse classrooms --
Reflections --
6. Harnessing the power of collective wisdom. Data-driven changes in curriculum and instruction --
Data-driven staff development initiatives --
Data-driven student interventions --
Making the most of team time --
Chapter six rubric: Harnessing the power of collective wisdom --
Reflections.
Responsibility: Nancy W. Sindelar.

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