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  1. Get Set, Go: Creating Successful Grading and Reporting Systems

    In Get Set, Go: Creating Successful Grading and Reporting Systems, Thomas R. Guskey builds on the framework for grading reform that he developed in his previous book On Your Mark: Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting. While On Your Mark discussed grading reform in conceptual terms, Get Set, Go focuses on seven essential steps that F-12 teachers and administrators must take to adopt and implement a rigorous and meaningful new grading and reporting system. These steps guide readers through understanding the change process, forming a Coalition for Change and creating a systematic implementation plan that works for all stakeholders.

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    A$54.95
  2. A Think-Aloud Approach to Writing Assessment: Analyzing Process & Product with Adolescent Writers

    The think-aloud approach to classroom writing assessment is designed to expand teachers' perspectives on adolescent students as writers and help them integrate instruction and assessment in a timely way. Emphasising learning over evaluation, it is especially well-suited to revealing students' strengths and helping them overcome common challenges to writing such as writer's block or misunderstanding of the writing task. Sarah Beck describes how to implement the think-aloud method and shows how this method is flexible and adaptable to any writing assignment and classroom context. The book also discusses the significance of the method in relation to best practices in formative assessment, including how to plan think-aloud sessions with students to gain the most useful information.

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    A$36.95
  3. Unlocked: Assessment as the Key to Everyday Creativity in the Classroom

    In Unlocked: Assessment as the Key to Everyday Creativity in the Classroom, author Katie White details the ways in which effective assessment can unlock and advance students' creative abilities, which are vital to succeeding in university and careers. Unlocked defines the four critical stages of the creative process: (1) exploration, (2) elaboration, (3) expression and (4) reflection and response, offering powerful strategies and concrete examples for each stage. Through this book, F-12 teachers and administrators will develop an understanding of creativity and explore the ways in which they can use assessment to unlock all students' creativity.

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    A$45.95
  4. Teaching With the Instructional Cha-Chas: Four Steps to Make Learning Stick

    Revamp mindsets and accelerate student achievement through a four-step instructional cycle. In Teaching With the Instructional Cha-Chas: Four Steps to Make Learning Stick, authors LeAnn Nickelsen and Melissa Dickson merge neuroscience, formative assessment and differentiation strategies to help F-8 teachers plan and instruct any subject effectively. The four steps – (1) chunk, (2) chew, (3) check and (4) change – show teachers how to break content into brain-friendly pieces, engage students as they process their learning, evaluate where students are in mastering the content, and differentiate instruction based on formative assessment results.

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    A$49.95
  5. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1, Second Edition: 25 Formative Assessment Probes

    This second edition of Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1, is loaded with classroom-friendly features to pinpoint what your students know (or think they know) so you can adjust your teaching accordingly. At the book's heart are 25 'probes' - easily administered formative assessments will determine your students' thinking on 60 core science concepts in a variety of areas, including light, sound, matter, gravity, heat, temperature, life science, and Earth and space science. The probes are invaluable formative assessment tools to use before you start a topic or unit. Each probe has been field-tested across multiple year levels and can be used at any point in an instructional cycle, and will help you understand what your students are thinking and adjust your instruction accordingly.

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    A$45.95
  6. A Teacher’s Guide to Standards-Based Learning

    In A Teacher's Guide to Standards-Based Learning, authors Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, Philip B. Warrick and Jeff Flygare detail how F-12 teachers can make standards-based learning work in their classrooms. With their decades of classroom experience, the authors explain the research and theory behind standards-based learning and help F-12 teachers and leaders make the important paradigm shifts necessary to transform their curriculum, instruction, assessment and feedback practices. They provide numerous tools and examples to guide teachers in implementing a successful system of standards-based learning.

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    A$42.95
  7. The New Art and Science of Classroom Assessment, Revised Edition

    Effective classroom assessment must go well beyond traditional assessment. A shift to a new paradigm for classroom assessment is necessary: where teachers use assessment to its full potential as a tool for feedback. In The New Art and Science of Classroom Assessment, authors Robert J. Marzano, Jennifer S. Norford and Mike Ruyle recognise this need and explain how to apply The New Art and Science of Teaching framework to classroom assessment. This book presents current research, theory and practice regarding classroom pedagogy across writing, reading, mathematics, science and other learning areas. With this book, F-12 teachers will learn how to change their methods of classroom assessment to create a more holistic model of assessment reflective of course curriculum and student progress.

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    A$42.95
  8. Mathematics Homework and Grading in a PLC at Work™
    Mathematics Homework and Grading in a PLC at Work™ guides K-12 teachers in enhancing their homework and grading practices to boost student engagements and achievement. Learn More
    A$35.95
  9. Mathematics Assessment and Intervention in a PLC at Work™
    Divided into two parts, this book offers two key coaching actions for success from the Mathematics in a PLC at Work framework, guiding leaders to (1) develop high-quality common assessments and (2) use them for formative student learning and intervention. Learn More
    A$35.95
  10. Instructional Agility: Responding to Assessment with Real-Time Decisions
    In Instructional Agility: Responding to Assessment with Real-Time Decisions, authors Cassandra Erkens, Tom Schimmer and Nicole Dimich Vagle explore instructional agility–one of the six assessment tenets they present in their foundational book Essential Assessment:Six Tenets for Bringing Hope, Efficacy and Achievement to the Classroom. With instructional agility, K-12 teachers and administrators assess evidence of learning as instruction unfolds and decide where instruction should go so they can help students achieve at the highest levels. Learn More
    A$42.95
  11. Formative Assessment Years 7-8

    Good formative assessment provides effective feedback on a students’ understanding of the concept being taught. This series provides clear and practical resources to help you conduct accurate assessments. Pre-activities determine which students need extra help and which students are ready to advance. The graphic organisers and writing activities can be customised to meet your curriculum needs and help gather information on how your students learn. The collaborative reflections allow students to work together before moving on to the next concept.

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    A$21.95
  12. Formative Assessment Years 5-6

    Good formative assessment provides effective feedback on a students’ understanding of the concept being taught. This series provides clear and practical resources to help you conduct accurate assessments. Pre-activities determine which students need extra help and which students are ready to advance. The graphic organisers and writing activities can be customised to meet your curriculum needs and help gather information on how your students learn. The collaborative reflections allow students to work together before moving on to the next concept.

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    A$21.95

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