This book explores the importance of effective classroom assessment to student achievement and the role of school leaders to model and spark positive change through building teacher literacy, providing targeted professional development, acquiring appropriate technology, and more. With insights from expert practitioners, this book helps schools make the shift to best-practice assessment for districtwide improvements in student learning.
Chapter 1: Paving the Way for an Assessment-Rich Culture
Chapter 2: Build, Promote, Guide, Provide, Monitor: Action Words for Principals as Instructional Leaders in Assessment
Chapter 3: A Principal’s Guide to Assessment
Chapter 4: Building Assessment Expertise Through Twenty-First-Century Professional Development
Chapter 5: A Seven-Module Plan to Build Teacher Knowledge of Balanced Assessment
Chapter 6: Plug Us In, Please: Using Digital Tools for Data Collection
Chapter 7: Finding Meaning in the Numbers
Chapter 8: The Courage to Implement Standards-Based Report Cards
Chapter 9: Lowering High School Failure Rates
Chapter 10: Assessing the Student at Risk: A New Look at School-Based Credit Recovery
Chapter 11: Formative Assessment, Transformative Relationships
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