Leading the Way to Assessment for Learning: A Practical Guide

Leading the Way to Assessment for Learning: A Practical Guide

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Authors: Anne Davies, Sandra Herbst & Beth Parrott Reynolds
ISBN: 978-0-9867851-3-9
Length: 184 pages
Reference: Davies, A., Herbst, S., and Parrott Reynolds, B. 2012. Leading the Way to Assessment for Learning: A Practical Guide. Courtenay, BC: Connections Publishing.

Based on the third edition of Making Classroom Assessment Work, the popular guidebook for teachers, Leading the Way to Assessment for Learning: A Practical Guide (the second edition of Leading the Way to Making Classroom Assessment Work) is designed to help school administrators, district leaders (or personnel), and superintendents support educators and students in the assessment process. This guide describes indicators of successful assessment practice and ways of supporting teachers in the classroom, as well as examples of how leaders have modeled assessment for learning to colleagues and students in their school communities. It also offers a practical approach to the challenges of meeting traditional evaluation standards, while assessing learning in many other ways. This book also features a collection of pertinent research summaries, as well as reproducibles to help implement the ideas into practice.

The companion book for leaders, Transforming Schools and Systems Using Assessment: A Practical Guide (the second edition of Transforming Barriers to Assessment for Learning: Lessons Learned from Leaders), addresses the challenges faced by educators and offers suggestions and solutions for implementing the assessment for learning process at all levels, from district to classroom settings.

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