This book will help you gradually transform a school into a professional learning community that uses formative short-cycle assessments to improve student achievement.
The ideas and examples in this book help teachers successfully collaborate to raise student achievement through the use of formative assessments. Here, Todd Stanley and Betsy Moore, educators with over 40 years of combined experience, offer proven formative assessment strategies to teachers in a professional learning community. Contents include: Why a PLC? How to Work Effectively in a Group, How to Write Assessments, Adjustments in the Classroom and Keeping Up with Collaboration. If you’re looking to extend the benefits of formative assessments throughout your school, this user-friendly guide will help to unite teachers in improving classroom learning!
By following the steps outlined in this book you can ensure that your teaching practices will improve as will the achievement of your students. As an extra added bonus, by doing this in your professional learning communities, you will transform the school into a place where collaboration is not just a concept, but a way of life.
The book incudes over 50 pages of reproducible resources you can use to help to implement formative assessments in your professional learning community.