Enriching the Instructional Cycle
Learn how to create relevant and appropriate assessments throughout the learning cycle so your students will have ample opportunity to show competence in ways that make sense to them and are in accordance with their readiness levels. This model regards assessment as part of a cycle of continuous learning by both teachers and students that results in all students meeting expected standards.
- Discover how to choose the right assessment format for your students.
- Learn techniques to check for understanding throughout the instructional cycle.
- Understand ways to assess at the three levels of learning.
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Chapter 1: Valuing the Continuous Learning Cycle
- Tool 1: Terminology Grid
- Tool 2: Terminology Reflections
- Tool 3: Ongoing Student Self-Reflection
- Tool 4: Comparing Formative and Summative Assessment
Chapter 2: Laying the Groundwork
Chapter 3: From Learning Targets to Assessments
- Tool 7: Creating Performance Criteria
- Tool 8: From Performance Criteria to Rubric
- Tool 9: When Is an Essay an Appropriate Assessment?
Chapter 4: Choosing From a Variety of Formats
- Tool 10: Checklist
- Tool 11: SQ3R Organizer
- Tool 12: Student Organizer
- Tool 13: Three-Minute Talk
- Tool 14: Three-Minute Talk Performance Criteria
- Tool 15: Student-Choice Projects
- Tool 16: Student-Choice Project Participation Sheet
- Tool 17: Success Gauge
- Tool 18: Self-Assessment Rating
Chapter 5: Customizing the Assessment
- Tool 19: Customizing the Assessment
- Tool 20: Preassessment
- Tool 21: Rubric for Customized Assessment
Chapter 6: Creating a Unit Assessment Plan
- Tool 22: Performance Criteria
- Tool 23: Strategies for Layers of Learning
- Tool 24: Assessment Design Grid
- Tool 25: Oral Reading With Teacher Questions or Prompts
- Tool 26: Checklist for Teacher Observation
- Tool 27: Reading Reminder List
- Tool 28: Performance Criteria for Layered Learning
- Tool 29: Poster Project for Reading Strategies
- Tool 30: Assessment Evaluation
Chapter 7: Launching the Unit and Reflecting on the Results