Formative Assessment & Standards-Based Grading

The Classroom Strategies Series

By: Robert Marzano

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Code: MRL4916

ISBN: 9781742394916

No of Pages: 180

Publish Date: 18 March 2010

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Learn everything you need to know to implement an integrated system of assessment and grading that will enhance your teaching and your students’ learning. Dr Robert J Marzano details the specific benefits of formative assessment – assessment that is used during instruction rather than at the end of a course or unit. He explains how to design and interpret three different types of formative assessments, how to track student progress and how to assign meaningful grades, even if a school or district continues to use a traditional grading system. Detailed examples brings each concept to life, and exercises help reinforce the content.

The book: 

  • identifies three types of formative classroom assessments that should be used in a comprehensive system and explains how to design them
  • explains the difference between 'standards-based' and 'standards-referenced' systems
  • explains why it is usually inappropriate to use the 100-point scale in conjunction with formative assessment
  • describes a systematic approach to the design and use of rubrics
  • presents four basic approaches to tracking student progress and provides reproducible grade sheets
  • discusses the use of technology in tracking progress and generating reports
  • addresses the issue of grades for teachers using formative approaches
  • includes an appendix that clearly explains the concept of effect size
  • provides exercises to help readers assess and reinforce their understanding of the new strategies.

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Price A$39.95
ISBN 9781742394916
Publish date 2010-03-18 00:00:00
Partner ID 20416
Partner Name Marzano Resources