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Simplifying Common Assessment

Built on the process featured in Common Formative Assessment: A Toolkit for PLCs at Work™, this book demonstrates how educators can develop effective and efficient assessments. The authors simplify assessment development to give teacher teams the confidence to write and use team-designed common formative assessments that help ensure all students master essential skills and concepts.

BENEFITS

  • Gain strategies for how to identify and unwrap power standards to use as the basis for learning targets and common formative assessments.
  • Use protocols and reproducibles to facilitate the formative assessment process.
  • Get tools to create pacing guides and to design units for conducting and responding to assessments.
  • Explore ideas on how to encourage students to become actively involved in the assessment process.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: Framing the Power of Assessment in Professional Learning Communities
Chapter 1: Clarifying Assessment Types and Uses
Chapter 2: Starting With the End in Mind
Chapter 3: Considering Rigor and Complexity
Chapter 4: Intentionally Planning Instruction and Assessment
Chapter 5: Creating Questions, Tasks, and Tools That Work
Chapter 6: Using Data to Support Student Learning
Chapter 7: Focusing on Feedback and Grappling With Grading
Chapter 8: Using Common Assessments With Singleton Teachers
Appendix: Using a Road Map to Implement Common Assessments

REPRODUCIBLES

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Appendix

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

Websites

Books

  • Bailey, K., & Jakicic, C. (2012). Common Formative Assessment: A Toolkit for Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Bailey, K., Jakicic, C., & Spiller, J. (2014). Collaborating for Success With the Common Core: A Toolkit for Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Buffum, A., & Mattos, M. (Eds.). (2015). It’s About Time: Planning Interventions and Extensions in Elementary School. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., & Weber, C. (2012). Simplifying Response to Intervention: Four Essential Guiding Principles. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., Many, T. W., & Mattos, M. (2016). Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work (3rd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Mattos, M., & Buffum, A. (Eds.). (2015). It’s About Time: Planning Interventions and Extensions in Secondary School. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Wiliam, D. (2011). Embedded Formative Assessment. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.