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The Handbook for Collaborative Common Assessments

A companion to Collaborative Common Assessments, this practical handbook presents measures for improving your collaborative common assessment process. Evaluate your common assessments’ ability to provide actionable insights into student learning and success.

Benefits

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the collaborative assessment process.
  • Discover how to ensure the accuracy and reliability of assessments and analyze student data gained from collaborative common assessments.
  • Identify student misconceptions in the classroom to better plan educational interventions and collaborative instruction.
  • Answer reflection questions to ensure collaborative teams are concentrating on the right work.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: Teamwork. Instruction. Results.
Chapter 1: Understanding Collaborative Common Assessment
Chapter 2: Evidence and Research Supporting the Collaborative Common Assessment Process
Chapter 3: The Preparation Phase
Chapter 4: The Design Phase
Chapter 5: The Delivery Phase
Chapter 6: The Data Phase
Chapter 7: The Re-Engagement Phase
Epilogue

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Chapter 6

Chapter 7

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

BOOKS

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  • Wiliam, D. (2018). Embedded Formative Assessment (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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