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Design in Five BESTSELLER

Essential Phases to Create Engaging Assessment Practice

By: Nicole Dimich

Foreword by: Douglas Reeves

Discover how to work with your school team to create innovative, effective, engaging assessments using a five-phase design protocol.

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Design in Five

Fully engage learners in your classroom. Discover how to create high-quality assessments using a five-phase design protocol. Explore types and traits of quality assessment, and learn how to develop assessments that are innovative, effective, and engaging. Evaluate whether your current assessments meet the design criteria, and discover how to use this process collaboratively with your team.

Silver Award Winner  2013 Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Award in Education

  • Create engaging assessments that accurately report students progress.
  • Design assessments that help students learn from their mistakes and motivate them to improve.
  • Work collaboratively to analyze standards and create common assessments.
  • Evaluate the cognitive level of assessment items and tasks.
  • Gain access to reproducibles and other recommended resources to deepen your understanding of assessment.

Additional Information

Product Code: BKF604, EKF213

ISBN: 9781936764952

Page Count: 176

“This book thoughtfully explores the work of creating assessments purposely designed to make a difference in student learning. Using its practical five-step process, teachers can easily move from unpacking rigorous standards to writing and administering effective assessments that will provide usable information about what to do next in the classroom. The book also contains creative and realistic suggestions about how to use these results to engage students in their own learning. Practitioners will truly value the ease design in five brings to their work with assessment.”

Christine Jakicic, EdD, author and educator

Design in Five provides a powerful opportunity for exponential learning team growth. Its goals of collaborative engagement, understanding standards, balanced assessment, targeting learning, and creating invested and engaged scholars will inspire hope in students and empower teachers. This is an essential tool for continuing to build and influence our learning communities.”

Randall Peterson, Principal, Eastview High School, Apple Valley, Minnesota

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