Setting and Using Criteria – 2nd Edition

Setting and Using Criteria – 2nd Edition

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Authors: Kathleen Gregory, Caren Cameron, and Anne Davies
Foreword by Sandra Herbst
ISBN: 978-0-9783193-9-7
Length: 80 pages
Reference: Gregory, K., Cameron, C., and Davies, A. 2011. Setting and Using Criteria, 2nd Edition. Courtenay, BC: Connections Publishing.

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Setting and Using Criteria is chock full of practical ways to help teachers increase student engagement, learning and achievement by involving students in the process of classroom assessment. This book shows teachers how to co-construct criteria with students using a simple four-step process and then how to use the co-constructed criteria for assessing products, processes and collections of evidence of learning. In Chapter 1 the authors also provide five different classroom models for setting and using criteria, and show how these ideas are adaptable to any classroom setting. In Chapter 2 there are ten ways to give students descriptive, specific feedback to improve the quality of their work, while keeping them engaged and focused on the criteria that lead to quality and success. To complete this powerful little book is a Foreword written by Sandra Herbst that focuses on the power of these ideas to engage learners and increase achievement. Mark Twain once wrote, ‘If I had more time I would write you a shorter letter.’ The authors of these books worked to write a shorter book in order to save you time!

Sections include:

  • What are criteria and why do we set them?
  • A four-step process for setting criteria with students
  • Scenarios for setting criteria with students
  • Shifting to criteria-based assessment
  • Ten ways to give specific feedback
  • Questions and responses

Includes reproducibles for teachers to adapt for their own use in schools and classrooms.

For bulk purchasing information contact Laura at laurac@connect2learning.com or 1-800-603-9888.

These 3 free reproducibles from Setting and Using Criteria, 2nd Edition are available for download, along with others from the Knowing What Counts series, in the link below:

  • I Noticed
  • Sample Match
  • The Next Step

Click here for downloadable reproducibles from this book and samples from the others in the Knowing What Counts series.

For comprehensive directions on how to use this book in your next professional development session, download the following:

Learning to Co-Construct Criteria with Students