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Assessing Learning in the Standards-Based Classroom

A Practical Guide for Teachers

Whether you are well versed in writing proficiency scales or are seeking practical guidance on classroom assessment that best supports student learning, this book will help you design standards-based assessments that provide meaningful data to inform your next steps in the instructional cycle.

Benefits

  • Gain clarity on the different roles of assessment throughout the instructional cycle
  • Determine the timing and format of assessments to best support student learning
  • Address test validity, reliability, and fairness
  • Understand collaborative techniques for assessment consistency
  • Access numerous sample assessments from the field

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: The Role and Purpose of Classroom Assessment
Chapter 2: Assessment Throughout the Instructional Cycle
Chapter 3: Assessment Practices for Consistency and Collaboration
Chapter 4: Technical Quality
Chapter 5: The Process of Scoring Assessments
Chapter 6: The Use of Data From Assessments
Chapter 7: Feedback to Students
Epilogue

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Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

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