1st Edition

The School Leader's Guide to Formative Assessment
Using Data to Improve Student and Teacher Achievement

ISBN 9781596672468
Published July 29, 2013 by Routledge
118 Pages

USD $36.95

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Book Description

This user-friendly guide shows school leaders how to use formative assessment to improve both student and teacher achievement. With step-by-step information and practical examples, this book will help you develop better assessments that will transform your school. You will learn:

  • The advantages of formative assessment
  • When and why to use formative assessment
  • How to develop valid and reliable assessments
  • How to mimic the state assessment schedule
  • How to organize and use data effectively
  • How to use data to develop teacher leaders
  • The appendix features more than ten pages of handy reproducibles that will help you implement formative assessments immediately (also available as free downloads www.routledge.com/9781596672468).
  • A curriculum pacing guide
  • A presentation template to explain formative assessment to your staff
  • A non-mastery report
  • A class item analysis graph
  • A class profile graph
  • A student questionnaire, and more!

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Why Use Formative Assessments?
Chapter 2 - How You Can Use Formative Assessment
Chapter 3 - Developing Valid and Reliable Assessments
Chapter 4 - Creating the Assessment Environment
Chapter 5 - Organizing and Using Data Effectively
Chapter 6 - Transforming the School
Chapter 7 - Final Words of Advice

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Todd Stanley has been a classroom teacher for the past seventeen years in a myriad of positions. He is currently the Gifted Coordinator for Reynoldsburg City Schools in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

Dr. Jana Alig has been a special education teacher, a general education teacher, a gifted cluster teacher, an educational consultant, a district special education coordinator, and an elementary principal. She is currently the director of elementary education for Reynoldsburg City Schools in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.