Improving formative assessment practice to empower student learning
- Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, c2012.
- Physical description
- xxiv, 131 p. : ill ; 26 cm.
LB2822.75 .I52 2012
- Unknown LB2822.75 .I52 2012
- Wylie, E. Caroline.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-125) and index.
- List of Web Tools Foreword Acknowledgments About the Authors Preface Who Is This Book For? Special Features of This Book Chapter Highlights 1. Introduction to Improving Formative Assessment Practice Formative and Summative Assessment Evaluation and Formative Assessment Evaluation and Professional Development The Self-Evaluation Process Overview of the Chapters 2. Examining Formative Assessment Formative Assessment in Practice Understanding Formative Assessment The Impact of Formative Assessment on Learning Formative Assessment Characteristics Used in the "How-To Guide" Summary: The Big Idea of Chapter 2 Questions for Individual Consideration Questions for Consideration as a Learning Community 3. Getting Started on Your Self-Evaluation Journey Beginning the Self-Evaluation Process Developing Familiarity with Formative Assessment Am I Ready to Engage in This Process? Summary: The Big Idea of Chapter 3 4. A Targeted Look at One Area Personal Reflection on Strengths and Areas for Improvement Collecting Evidence of Practice Assessing Quality of Information Selecting an Area for Improvement Act-Reflect-Revise Summary: The Big Idea for Chapter 4 5. Support for Making Changes to Practice The Cycle-Within-The-Cycle: Act, Reflect, Revise Sources of Support How Will I Know When I am Ready to Choose a New Target or Characteristic? Summary: The Big Idea of Chapter 5 6. Self-Evaluation of Changes to Practice Chain of Evidence Collecting Evidence of Effects Sources of Evidence Additional Considerations Summing Up Summary: The Big Idea of Chapter 6 7. Putting It All Together Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Supercharge your formative assessment skills and watch student learning soar! Teachers routinely ask and answer a series of three questions with and for students: Where are my students headed? Where are they right now? How can I close the gap between where they are and where I want them to be? This text suggests that teachers also ask these parallel questions of themselves: Where am I going? What can formative assessment practice look like? Where am I currently in my formative assessment practice? How do I close the gap? Readers are then encouraged to select a specific aspect of formative assessment to investigate, explore relevant personal practice relevant to that aspect, implement necessary changes, reflect on those changes, and continue the change process. This practical guide can be used by individual teachers or collaboratively as a study guide for a learning community. The authors describe an effective four-step process for improving teachers' formative assessment practices that provides opportunities to reflect, consider alternative instructional approaches, and apply what they have learned. This practical guide can be used by individual teachers or collaboratively as a study guide for a learning community. Case studies provide examples of formative assessment in practice, along with examples of teachers implementing changes in their practice. A companion website includes an array of tools and templates for organizing, gathering, and systematically using information to strengthen formative assessment skills.
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- Publication date
- E. Caroline Wylie ... [et al.] ; foreword by W. James Popham.