Essential Assessment

Essential Assessment

Six Tenets for Bringing Hope, Efficacy, and Achievement to the Classroom

By: Cassandra Erkens, Tom Schimmer, Nicole Dimich Vagle

Explore six essential tenets of assessment that will help deepen your understanding of assessment to meet standards and enhance your students’ academic success.

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Essential Assessment

Discover how to use the power of assessment to instill hope, efficacy, and achievement in your students. With this research-based resource, you’ll explore six essential tenets of assessment—assessment purpose, communication of assessment results, accurate interpretation, assessment architecture, instructional agility, and student investment—that will help deepen your understanding of assessment to not only meet standards but also enhance students’ academic success and self-fulfillment.

  • Interpret the research-based tenets of assessment that are necessary to maximize all students’ learning.
  • Gain advice and strategies for immediately acting on the six essential assessment tenets.
  • Discover why it is vital that assessment practices build students’ and teachers’ hope, efficacy, and achievement.
  • Consider scenarios that illustrate traditional, outmoded assessment practices and revised scenarios that feature practices that better reflect modern assessment needs.
  • Reflect on questions related to the content of each chapter and study next steps that teaching teams can take.

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Product Code: BKF752

ISBN: 9781943874491

Published By: Solution Tree

Essential Assessment provides a framework that outlines a foundation of beliefs and practices that reach far beyond the testing mindset to positively impact the lives of students and foster a sense of empowerment. With the six tenets in his or her back pocket, any educator will be more thoughtful and intentional about the culture of assessment promoted within his or her school and classroom.”

Kim Bailey, author, education consultant, and former director of professional development and instructional support, Capistrano Unified School District

“On many pages of this book, my thought was ‘I wish I had written that.’ Easy to read and logically organized, this book supports educators in deepening their general knowledge of assessment and classroom assessment literacy and strengthens conversations about making assessment a support for learning.”

Kathy Dyer, senior professional development specialist, Northwest Evaluation Association

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