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!
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd