Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning

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In Seven Strategies of Assessment Learning, author Jan Chappuis gives K to 12 classroom teachers an incisive look at seven practical strategies structured around three essential questions—Where am I going? Where am I now? and How can I close the gap? Complete with research-based recommendations about assessment practices for improving student achievement, the book is sequenced to help teachers easily weave formative assessment practices into daily teaching and assessment activities at all levels. After introducing the strategies and the research base for formative assessment practices, the remaining chapters explain each strategy in detail, provide a research-based rationale for using the strategy, describe how the strategy can be applied in contexts ranging from kindergarten through high school in a range of subject areas, and offer instructions for carrying out core procedures and suggestions for adaptations. The new features new, more recent research, extended examples of the strategies, and improved features that make the text easier to use for collaborative learning. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video, Discussion Questions, Reflection Journal, and Defining Assessments.

 

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In this powerful book, author Jan Chappuis presents and examines seven strategies structured around three essential questions—Where am I going? Where am I now? and How can I close the gap?—to give teachers quality, research-based recommendations about assessment practices for improving student achievement. Sequenced to help teachers easily weave formative assessment practices into daily teaching and assessment activities at all levels, the book begins by introducing the strategies and the research base for formative assessment practices. The remaining chapters explain each strategy in detail, provide a research-based rationale for using the strategy, describe how the strategy can be applied in contexts ranging from kindergarten through high school in a range of subject areas, and offer instructions for carrying out core procedures and suggestions for adaptations.

 

Features new to this edition include the addition of:

  • Research information about the links between assessment and student motivation;
  • A stronger focus on the diagnostic power of assessment items and tasks;
  • Explanation of the characteristics of effective practice assignments;
  • Examples to address current misconceptions about formative assessment practices;
  • Anecdotes from practicing teachers explaining how they use a strategy and its impact on learning;
  • Expanded treatment of the relationship between formative assessment and grading;
  • End-of-chapter activities designed to assist with understanding the content and applying it to any classroom context;
  • Editable documents for use with the chapter activities (on the accompanying DVD);
  • A complete guide to structuring the study of the book for independent study, for collaborative team study, or for study in a university-level course (on the accompanying DVD); and
  • Forty-three video clips of elementary, middle, and high school teachers and students, including both classroom footage of the strategies in action and interviews with teachers, students, administrators, and a parent about the impact of the strategies on student motivation and achievement (on the accompanying DVD, with short explanations of the content of each video embedded in the appropriate chapter).

About the Author:

Jan Chappuis

Educator and author Jan Chappuis has been an elementary and secondary teacher as well as a curriculum developer in English/language arts, mathematics, social studies, and world languages. For the past 25 years, she has written books and developed workshops focused on classroom assessment literacy. A nationally recognized expert and thought leader in the area of formative assessment, Jan has presented both nationally and internationally and is best known for her ability to translate research recommendations into practical classroom applications. After working with Rick Stiggins, Steve Chappuis, and Judy Arter at the Assessment Training Institute in Portland, Oregon for twelve years, Chappuis is currently an educational writer and independent consultant specializing in classroom assessment practices that support learning.

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