The Power of Assessment for Learning

The Power of Assessment for Learning

It features: Key AfL ideas, approaches, and supports Vignettes of classroom practice that illustrate AfL in action in the U.K. and U.S. Practice-based evidence to enrich understanding of AfL from both the teacher’s and the student’s ...

Author: Margaret Heritage

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781544394169

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Enrich, grow, and sustain AfL in your classroom. Twenty years after the publication of Inside the Black Box, the landmark review of formative classroom assessment, international education experts Christine Harrison and Margaret Heritage tackle assessment for learning (AfL) anew, with fresh insights gained from two decades of research, theory, and classroom practice. Packed with key AfL ideas and supports, vignettes that illustrate AfL in action, and practice-based evidence to enrich understanding of AfL from both the teacher’s and the student’s perspectives, this book is a ‘sounding board’ for educators to explore and reflect on their own AfL practices and beliefs.
Categories: Education

Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve

This anthology brings the ideas and recommendations of many of the world’s education leaders into one resource that illustrates the many perspectives on effective assessment design and implementation.

Author: Douglas B. Reeves

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 9781934009840

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 301

This anthology brings the ideas and recommendations of many of the world’s education leaders into one resource that illustrates the many perspectives on effective assessment design and implementation. From involving students in the assessment process to ensuring accuracy and applying assessments to English learners and students with special needs, you will find compelling insights and proven strategies.
Categories: Education

The Power of Assessment

The Power of Assessment

Author: Margo L. Dichtelmiller

Publisher:

ISBN: 1606173928

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 310

View: 778

Categories: Early childhood education

Assessment for Learning

Assessment for Learning

“This is a surprising and welcome book… a heartening read that shows the power of assessment for learning and the potential for academics and teachers jointly to put into practice ideas that can improve classroom learning and teaching ...

Author: Paul Black

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335224296

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 393

“This is a surprising and welcome book… a heartening read that shows the power of assessment for learning and the potential for academics and teachers jointly to put into practice ideas that can improve classroom learning and teaching.” TES The starting point of this book was the realisation that research studies worldwide provide hard evidence that development of formative assessment raises students’ test scores. The significant improvement in the achievements of the students in this project confirms this research, while providing teachers, teacher trainers, school heads and others leaders with ideas and advice for improving formative assessment in the classroom. Assessment for Learning is based on a two-year project involving thirty-six teachers in schools in Medway and Oxfordshire. After a brief review of the research background and of the project itself, successive chapters describe the specific practices which teachers found fruitful and the underlying ideas about learning that these developments illustrate. Later chapters discuss the problems that teachers encountered when implementing the new practices in their classroom and give guidance for school management and LEAs about promoting and supporting the changes. This book offers valuable insights into assessment for learning as teachers describe in their own words how they turned the ideas into practical action in their schools.
Categories: Education

The Power of Assessment for Learning

The Power of Assessment for Learning

Author: Alberta Assessment Consortium. Implementation Study

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:52386645

Category: Academic achievement

Page: 85

View: 769

Categories: Academic achievement

Designing Assessment for Quality Learning

Designing Assessment for Quality Learning

This book brings together internationally recognised scholars with an interest in how to use the power of assessment to improve student learning and to engage with accountability priorities at both national and global levels.

Author: Claire Wyatt-Smith

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400759022

Category: Education

Page: 398

View: 767

This book brings together internationally recognised scholars with an interest in how to use the power of assessment to improve student learning and to engage with accountability priorities at both national and global levels. It includes distinguished writers who have worked together for some two decades to shift the assessment paradigm from a dominant focus on assessment as measurement towards assessment as central to efforts to improve learning. These writers have worked with the teaching profession and, in so doing, have researched and generated key insights into different ways of understanding assessment and its relationship to learning. The volume contributes to the theorising of assessment in contexts characterised by heightened accountability requirements and constant change. The book’s structure and content reflect already significant and growing international interest in assessment as contextualised practice, as well as theories of learning and teaching that underpin and drive particular assessment approaches. Learning theories and practices, assessment literacies, teachers’ responsibilities in assessment, the role of leadership, and assessment futures are the organisers within the book’s structure and content. The contributors to this book have in common the view that quality assessment, and quality learning and teaching are integrally related. Another shared view is that the alignment of assessment with curriculum, teaching and learning is linchpin to efforts to improve both learning opportunities and outcomes for all. Essentially, the book presents new perspectives on the enabling power of assessment. In so doing, the writers recognise that validity and reliability - the traditional canons of assessment – remain foundational and therefore necessary. However, they are not of themselves sufficient for quality education. The book argues that assessment needs to be radically reconsidered in the context of unprecedented societal change. Increasingly, communities are segregating more by wealth, with clear signs of social, political, economic and environmental instability. These changes raise important issues relating to ethics and equity, taken to be core dimensions in enabling the power of assessment to contribute to quality learning for all. This book offers readers new knowledge about how assessment can be used to re/engage learners across all phases of education.
Categories: Education

Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning

Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning

Features new to this edition include the addition of: Research information about the links between assessment and student motivation; A stronger focus on the diagnostic power of assessment items and tasks; Explanation of the characteristics ...

Author: Jan Chappuis

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0133366448

Category: Education

Page: 321

View: 662

In Seven Strategies of Assessment Learning, author Jan Chappuis gives K to 12 classroom teachers an incisive look at seven practical strategies structured around three essential questions--Where am I going? Where am I now? and How can I close the gap? Complete with research-based recommendations about assessment practices for improving student achievement, the book is sequenced to help teachers easily weave formative assessment practices into daily teaching and assessment activities at all levels. After introducing the strategies and the research base for formative assessment practices, the remaining chapters explain each strategy in detail, provide a research-based rationale for using the strategy, describe how the strategy can be applied in contexts ranging from kindergarten through high school in a range of subject areas, and offer instructions for carrying out core procedures and suggestions for adaptations. The new features new, more recent research, extended examples of the strategies, and improved features that make the text easier to use for collaborative learning. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video, Discussion Questions, Reflection Journal, and Defining Assessments. This title is also available as a loose-leaf packaged with the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a loose-leaf version, use ISBN 013405895X. Invigorate learning with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with embedded video, Discussion Questions, Reflection Journal, and Defining Assessments. The Enhanced Pearson eText is also available without a print version of the textbook. Instructors, visit pearsonhighered.com/etextbooks to register for your digital examination copy. Students, register for or purchase your eText at pearsonhighered.com/etextbooks. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads.
Categories: Education

Differentiated Assessment

Differentiated Assessment

A comprehensive assessment system for working with underperforming students This book describes a comprehensive assessment system especially appropriate for multilingual and "differentiated" classrooms with large numbers of underperforming ...

Author: Evangeline Harris Stefanakis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470909633

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 254

A comprehensive assessment system for working with underperforming students This book describes a comprehensive assessment system especially appropriate for multilingual and "differentiated" classrooms with large numbers of underperforming students. Drawing from Multiple Intelligences theory, the approach is specifically aimed at helping teachers understand how each student learns and how best to tailor instruction to serve individual students' needs. Although the program makes use of conventional standardized tests and disability screenings, it places special importance on two approaches in particular: Student Portfolio Assessments and Personalized Learning Profiles. Provides detailed guidance and practical tools (including a DVD) for implementing successful portfolio and "profile" practices in the classroom Includes real-world examples of model assessment programs from five schools Explains how to integrate assessment into the instructional process as well as how the portfolio program can be used Formal profiles provide vital information about each student's cultural background, interests, strengths, and capabilities as well as their individual learning and language needs.
Categories: Education

Assessment as Learning

Assessment as Learning

Based on a solid theoretical basis of assessment-as-learning and updated empirical evidences, this timely book significantly expands the existing scope of assessment-as-learning typically developed in Western contexts.

Author: Zi Yan

Publisher:

ISBN: 0367509970

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 280

View: 877

Based on a solid theoretical basis of assessment-as-learning and updated empirical evidences, this timely book significantly expands the existing scope of assessment-as-learning typically developed in Western contexts. This edited volume updates theoretical and empirical advances in assessment-as-learning in complex learning processes, brought together by an international panel of authors. The contributors provide a wide range of practical ways to harness the power of assessment-as-learning to make it work more effectively not only in the classroom, but also across other achievement-related situations (e.g. examinations, learning processes before and after classes). Assessment as Learning provides a deep contemporary insight into the field of formative assessment, and brings much-needed international perspectives to complement the current Western-focused research. This is a valuable contribution to the discussion, and provides useful insight for researchers in Education.
Categories: Education, Higher

Assessment for Learning in Higher Education

Assessment for Learning in Higher Education

Moreover, if we feel that our assessment actions and judgements are not going to be ... Assessment systems have the power to determine how learning is ...

Author: Kay Sambell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136734939

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 295

"an invaluable guide for practitioners, quality assurors, university managers and students themselves who wish to better understand the importance of assessment for learning, and it will further scholarship in the field significantly." -Professor Sally Brown Assessment for Learning in Higher Education is a practical guide to Assessment for Learning (AfL); a term that has become internationally accepted in Higher Education and features in the learning and teaching strategies of many universities. It is also mandated by official bodies such as QAA in the UK. Many staff in Higher Education are uncertain about how to implement AfL, especially in times of increasingly constrained resources and this vital new guide provides solutions that make best use of assessment as a tool for learning. This book provides an important and accessible blend of practical examples of AfL in a variety of subject areas. The authors present practical, often small-scale and eminently ‘do-able’ ideas that will make its introduction achievable. It provides practical case examples both for new lecturers and more experienced staff who may be interested in embedding AfL principles and practice into their university teaching. AfL approaches go beyond minor adaptations to teaching practice, and signify a shift in the foundations of thinking about assessment. With this in mind there is guidance on the development of effective learning environments and communities through the use of: collaboration and dialogue authentic assessment formative assessment peer and self assessment student development for the long term innovative approaches to effective feedback . It provides helpful, realistic guidance backed up by relevant theory and is written in an accessible, jargon-free style, grounded in practical experience and brought to life via a wide range of illustrative examples and case studies. Assessment for Learning in Higher Education fills a vital gap in assessment literature and as AfL is increasingly on the Higher Education agenda, with the promotion of assessment as a tool for learning, this book will become an essential handbook to guide all academic practitioners.
Categories: Education

Realizing The Power Of Professional Learning

Realizing The Power Of Professional Learning

Developing an approach to professional learning that has motivated teachers and resulted in impressive improvements in student learning, particularly for students who traditionally underachieve in school.

Author: Timperley, Helen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335244041

Category: Education

Page: 196

View: 407

Developing an approach to professional learning that has motivated teachers and resulted in impressive improvements in student learning, particularly for students who traditionally underachieve in school.
Categories: Education

Assessment for Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom

Assessment for Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom

These conference proceedings focus on “Assessment for Learning: Within and Beyond the Classroom” in recognition of the power of assessment for learning as a way of boosting student performance.

Author: Siew Fun Tang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811092818

Category: Education

Page: 446

View: 924

These conference proceedings focus on “Assessment for Learning: Within and Beyond the Classroom” in recognition of the power of assessment for learning as a way of boosting student performance. They explore the breadth, depth and quality of the best models and practices, strategies, lessons learnt and discuss cases of successful implementation of assessment within the classroom and beyond, including the virtual space. They also provide fertile ground for stimulating and comparing responsive assessment approaches and practices in relatively new areas of assessment such as graduate capability assessment in view of the need for educational institutions to evidence graduate employability.
Categories: Education

The Oxford Handbook of Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education

The Oxford Handbook of Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education

In D. B. Reeves (Ed.), Ahead of the curve: The power of assessment to transform teaching and learning (pp. 15– 29). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

Author: Timothy Brophy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190248154

Category: Music

Page: 848

View: 376

In the music classroom, instructors who hope to receive aid are required to provide data on their classroom programs. Due to the lack of reliable, valid large-scale assessments of student achievement in music, however, music educators in schools that accept funds face a considerable challenge in finding a way to measure student learning in their classrooms. From Australia to Taiwan to the Netherlands, music teachers experience similar struggles in the quest for a definitive assessment resource that can be used by both music educators and researchers. In this two-volume Handbook, contributors from across the globe come together to provide an authority on the assessment, measurement, and evaluation of student learning in music. The Handbook's first volume emphasizes international and theoretical perspectives on music education assessment in the major world regions. This volume also looks at technical aspects of measurement in music, and outlines situations where theoretical foundations can be applied to the development of tests in music. The Handbook's second volume offers a series of practical and US-focused approaches to music education assessment. Chapters address assessment in different types of US classrooms; how to assess specific skills or requirements; and how assessment can be used in tertiary and music teacher education classrooms. Together, both volumes of The Oxford Handbook of Assessment in Music Education pave the way forward for music educators and researchers in the field.
Categories: Music

Assessment Powered Teaching

Assessment Powered Teaching

A key distinction of the book is its coverage of using technology to collect and analyze assessment data.

Author: Nancy W. Sindelar

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412992084

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 731

The purpose of Power Teaching is to change teachers' attitudes toward testing by illustrating the power that meaningful assessment brings to the art and science of teaching. The book also shares efficient and practical tools and strategies for using formative and summative assessment results to actually enhance teaching effectiveness and students' learning. Using testimonials from "power teachers," the text shows classroom teachers how they too can use assessment analyses to inform their teaching, provide motivational feedback to their students, and monitor their students' progress toward learning targets and standards. This handy reference argues that testing can be a power tool for helping teachers rather than an intrusion on academic freedom and valuable instructional time. A key distinction of the book is its coverage of using technology to collect and analyze assessment data.
Categories: Education

The Power of Video Studies in Investigating Teaching and Learning in the Classroom

The Power of Video Studies in Investigating Teaching and Learning in the Classroom

Section I focuses on the power of video to describe the dynamics of teaching and learning in the classroom. It presents various video studies conducted in the past fifteen years that aimed to describe the practices of teaching.

Author: Janík Tomáš

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783830922087

Category: Education

Page: 284

View: 391

Video study is a complex methodological approach, which enables the employing of various strategies, methods or techniques for generating, collecting and analysing video data, i.e. audiovisual data grounded in rich situational contexts. Section I focuses on the power of video to describe the dynamics of teaching and learning in the classroom. It presents various video studies conducted in the past fifteen years that aimed to describe the practices of teaching. Section II focuses on the use of video in investigating the effects of teaching on student learning. The chapters present approaches that build on video studies in order to link data about classroom processes with data about learning outcomes. The chapters in section III discuss possibilities offered by the use of video in professional development of teachers.
Categories: Education

Formative Assessment

Formative Assessment

Based on the latest research, this second edition addresses: College and career readiness standards, Common Core State Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards Equity and individual learning needs Discipline-based and student ...

Author: Margaret Heritage

Publisher: Corwin Publishers

ISBN: 1071813676

Category: Educational tests and measurements

Page: 200

View: 952

Develop the knowledge and skills needed for successful formative assessment Formative assessment is a process used by teachers and students to keep learning moving forward. In the 10 years since the first edition of Formative Assessment was published, the practice has become a mainstay in classrooms, but that does not mean that it is easy. Education expert Margaret Heritage walks readers through every step of implementation and offers numerous examples that illustrate formative assessment practices across a range of subjects and grade levels. She explains how to articulate learning progressions, goals, and success criteria; select assessment strategies and provide quality feedback; engage students in self-assessment and self-management; and create an environment that values feedback as part of the learning process. Based on the latest research, this second edition addresses: College and career readiness standards, Common Core State Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards Equity and individual learning needs Discipline-based and student-centered formative assessment Social and emotional learning Written for teachers and those who support them, this book will help all educators develop the skills necessary to get students on the path to success.
Categories: Educational tests and measurements

Assessment for Learning Meeting the Challenge of Implementation

Assessment for Learning  Meeting the Challenge of Implementation

The power offeedback. Review of Educational Research, 77(1), 81–112. Hopfenbeck, T. N., & Stobart, G. (Eds.). (2015). Assessment for learning: Lessons ...

Author: Dany Laveault

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319392110

Category: Education

Page: 363

View: 927

This book provides new perspectives on Assessment for Learning (AfL), on the challenges encountered in its implementation, and on the diverse ways of meeting these challenges. It brings together contributions from authors working in a wide range of educational contexts: Australia, Canada, England, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Israel, Philippines, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States. It reflects the issues, innovations, and critical reflections that are emerging in an expanding international network of researchers, professional development providers, and policy makers, all of whom work closely with classroom teachers and school leaders to improve the assessment of student learning. The concept of Assessment for Learning, initially formulated in 1999 by the Assessment Reform Group in the United Kingdom, has inspired new ways of conceiving and practicing classroom assessment in education systems around the world. This book examines assessment for learning in a broad perspective which includes diverse approaches to formative assessment (some emphasizing teacher intervention, others student involvement in assessment), as well as some forms of summative assessment designed to support student learning. The focus is on assessment in K-12 classrooms and on the continuing professional learning of teachers and school leaders working with these classrooms. Readers of this volume will encounter well documented accounts of AfL implementation across a large spectrum of conditions in different countries and thereby acquire better understanding of the challenges that emerge in the transition from theory and policy to classroom practice. They will also discover a wealth of ideas for implementing assessment for learning in an effective and sustainable manner. The chapters are grouped in three Parts: (1) Assessment Policy Enactment in Education Systems; (2) Professional Development and Collaborative Learning about Assessment; (3) Assessment Culture and the Co-Regulation of Learning. An introduction to each Part provides an overview and presents the suggestions and recommendations formulated in the chapters.
Categories: Education

Making Formative Assessment Work

Making Formative Assessment Work

But they make clear that the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages… They neatly divide it into bite-sized chapters, with each building neatly on the one before - [this book] is easily accessible to the reader.” BJET This book explains ...

Author: Kathy Hall

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335225651

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 383

"Hall and Burke acknowledge that formative assessment is hard work. But they make clear that the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages... They neatly divide it into bite-sized chapters, with each building neatly on the one before - [this book] is easily accessible to the reader." BJET This book explains and exemplifies formative assessment in practice. Drawing on incidents and case studies from primary classrooms, it describes and analyses how teachers use formative assessment to promote learning. It argues the case for formative assessment with reference to sociocultural perspectives on learning and it examines this in the context of current assessment policy. Themes addressed in the various chapters include feedback, the power and roles of learners and teachers in formative assessment; self and peer assessment; and sharing success criteria with learners. Individual chapters explore formative assessment in: literacy, numeracy, art, science,and history. In addition there are two chapters on formative assessment in the early years. Making Formative Assessment Work provides teachers, student teachers, teacher educators and researchers with a sophisticated grasp of issues in formative assessment and how they relate to the improvement of pupil learning.
Categories: Education

How to Assess Authentic Learning

How to Assess Authentic Learning

Assessment for learning: A action guide for school leaders: Vision + ... Ahead of the curve: The power of assessment to transform teaching and learning.

Author: Kay Burke

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452272382

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 454

Create assessments that meet state standards and target students’ learning needs! In this revised edition of her bestseller, Kay Burke provides a wide range of easy-to-implement alternative assessments that address today’s accountability requirements. Designed for use across all content areas, these formative assessments are rooted in the language of state standards and emphasize differentiating instruction to meet students’ diverse learning needs. Updated research and examples help K–12 teachers: Build Response to Intervention checklists for struggling students Develop unit plans using differentiated learning and assessment strategies Create portfolios that emphasize metacognition Design performance tasks that motivate and engage students Construct rubrics that describe indicators of quality work Create tests that focus on higher-order thinking skills
Categories: Education