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Common Formative Assessment Mini-Course

Common Formative Assessment Mini-Course

Featuring: Kim Bailey, Chris Jakicic, Rebecca DuFour, Richard DuFour, Janel Keating, Sharon V. Kramer, Mike Mattos, Sarah Schuhl, Nicole Dimich, Kenneth C. Williams

Rely on a series of expert-led videos and short quizzes to prepare teams to develop common assessments, analyze achievement data, and take action based on the results.

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Format: Mini-Course


A 23-video course on planning and creating common formative assessments

Harness the power of effective assessment strategies within your professional learning community (PLC) with the support of our Common Formative Assessment Mini-Course. Aligned to the best-selling Common Formative Assessment, this collection of formative assessment videos from Sharon V. Kramer, Richard DuFour, Chris Jakicic, and Mike Mattos prepares teams to work collaboratively to plan common assessments, analyze achievement data, and take action to drive student engagement and success in the classroom. A series of short quizzes will track your progress and enhance your understanding of formative assessment strategies and concepts along the way.

A digital certificate will be issued upon successful course completion.

The Common Formative Assessment Mini-Course includes the following online formative assessment videos:

  • Embedding Collaboration into the Routine Practice of a School
  • A Focus on Learning and the Four Essential Questions of a PLC
  • Establishing and Monitoring Norms
  • Seven Keys to Effective Teams: Team Products
  • Understanding the Common Formative Assessment Process
  • Common Formative Assessments: A Powerful Tool for Teacher Collaboration
  • What Does Proficiency Look Like?
  • Effective Leaders Don’t Leave Learning to Chance
  • Balanced Assessment Systems
  • Unwrapping Standards into Learning Targets
  • Defining Validity and Reliability
  • Doing the Right Work: Studying the Standards
  • Getting Insanely Clear About What Students Have to Learn
  • Communicating Priorities by Establishing a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
  • How Do We Decide Our Essential Standards?
  • Unwrapping Standards with Your Teacher Team
  • A Protocol for Unwrapping Standards
  • Writing Constructed Response Questions: Context and Clarity
  • Choosing Stimulus for Constructed Response Questions
  • Building Rubrics to Measure Qualitative Responses
  • Rules for Writing Quality Question Stems
  • Rules for Writing Quality Multiple-Choice Answers
  • Rules for Writing Matching and True/False Questions
  • Using the Four Critical Questions to Guide Unit Planning
  • Common Formative Assessments: Pacing Guide Template (Reproducible Tool)
  • Common Formative Assessments: Backward Planning Unit Design (Reproducible Tool)
  • Carving Out Time in Your Schedule for Interventions
  • Accountability and Evidence for Learning
  • Using a Data Analysis Protocol to Turn Data into Usable Information for Teams
  • An Inside Look as Teacher Teams Review Assessment Data

Additional Information

Product Code: OTM003

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