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  1. The Handbook for Embedded Formative Assessment

    Formative assessment is the most impactful approach to raising student achievement, but teacher quality plays a vital role in this process. The Handbook for Embedded Formative Assessment explores why and how to implement formative assessment into daily classroom practice. Using this resource as a companion to Dylan Wiliam's Embedded Formative Assessment, Second Edition or as a stand-alone book, F-12 teachers will find tried-and-tested classroom techniques, practical how-tos, and engaging exercises to guide implementation. When teachers use formative assessment to ensure learning, students are prepared to thrive in the complex, unpredictable world of the 21st century.

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    A$39.95
  2. Fast and Effective Assessment: How to Reduce Your Workload and Improve Student Learning

    What if teachers could dramatically reduce the amount of time they spend reviewing and correcting student work and actually see better results in terms of student learning? That's the goal of Glen Pearsall, who shares dozens of classroom-tested strategies that lessen teachers' workload while increasing students' class participation and improving their understanding. Drawing from his own experience as a teacher and coach, Pearsall offers practical, real-world advice in the form of techniques that are both effective and sustainable in the everyday classroom. The result is smarter assessment - for both teachers and students.

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    A$39.95
  3. Best of the Best: Feedback

    The Best of the Best series brings together the most influential voices in education in a format that is concise, insightful and accessible for teachers. In this volume, the expert contributors focus their collective wisdom on the theme of feedback, which - as they ably demonstrate - can be understood and implemented in a number of ways. As with all the books in this series, Isabella Wallace and Leah Kirkman have developed practical realistic, cross-curricular and cross-phase strategies to make the most of these important insights in the classroom. Each expert has provided a list of further reading so you can dig deeper as you see fit. In addition, the Teacher Development Trust has outlined ideas for embedding these insights as part of CPD.

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    A$19.95
  4. Creating a Culture of Feedback

    Creating a Culture of Feedback emphasises the need for a healthy balance between grading to report individual progress and using feedback to motivate students to move forward. Authors William M. Ferriter and Paul J. Cancellieri stress that classrooms must shift their focus to prioritise effective feedback over grades. Using this concise guide, Years 3-12 teachers can help students visualise their own learning progress and take the route to success using three important questions: (1) Where am I going? (2) How am I doing? and (3) What are my next steps?

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    A$24.95
  5. Embedded Formative Assessment, 2nd Edition

    Educational achievement carries more importance than ever for students to thrive in the complex, unpredictable world of the 21st century. In this second edition of the bestselling Embedded Formative Assessment, author Dylan Wiliam makes the case for the significant role of formative assessment in increasing teacher quality and student learning. Through a vast body of new research, insights, examples and formative assessment techniques, this rich resource shows F-12 teachers and administrators how to positively impact student achievement.

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    A$39.95
  6. How to Use Grading to Improve Learning

    Grades are imperfect, shorthand answers to "What did students learn, and how well?" In How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, best-selling author Susan M. Brookhart guides educators at all levels in figuring out how to produce grades - for single assessments and report cards - that accurately communicate students' achievement of learning goals. The book is grounded in research and resonates with the real lessons learned in the classroom. Although grading is a necessary part of schooling, Brookhart reminds us that children are sent to school to learn, not to get grades. This highly practical book will help you put grading and learning into proper perspective, offering strategies you can use right away to ensure that your grading practices actually support student learning.

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    A$39.95
  7. Softening the Edges: Assessment Practices That Honor K–12 Teachers and Learners

    Softening the Edges: Assessment Practices That Honor K - 12 Teachers and Learners asserts that assessment must smoothly guide students through their learning and engage them so their confidence grows and their experiences are positive and relevant.

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    A$45.95
  8. Making Classrooms Assessments Reliable and Valid

    Making Classroom Assessments Reliable and Valid asserts the importance for classroom assessment to be the primary method of formally measuring student learning. Robert J. Marzano highlights the benefits of these assessments in reporting students' ongoing learning, and the need for them to be reliable and valid. This resource describes how to make them just that - using new paradigms to ensure the measurement is an accurate interpretation of student achievement. F-12 teachers and administrators will explore the history of large-scale assessments, the importance of and future role of classroom assessment, traditional and new paradigms of reliability and validity, tools for measuring students' individual and comparative growth, and formulas to create reliable and valid classroom assessments.

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    A$39.95
  9. Designing Effective Assessments

    Assessment is a critical component of effective teaching and learning. Designing Effective Assessments presents F-12 educators with ten key, research-based tools to create quality assessments that provide valuable data. Authors James H. Stronge, Leslie W. Grant and Xianxuan Xu offer clear directions for incorporating these tools into daily classroom practice to make effective use of assessment data. With quality assessment processes in place, teachers at all year levels can accurately measure student mastery and shape instruction to increase achievement.

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    A$39.95
  10. Beyond the Grade: Refining Practices That Boost Student Achievement

    Divided into two parts, Beyond the Grade offers solutions for improved grading practices. Part I examines why traditional grading practices are ineffective and how they inhibit student engagement and achievement. Part II explains how implementing standards-based grading changes school culture, fosters a growth mindset, and promotes learning.

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    A$39.95
  11. Mastering Formative Assessment Moves: 7 High-Leverage Practices to Advance Student Learning

    How do you know if students are with you at the beginning, middle and end of a lesson? Can formative assessment offer a key to better teaching and learning during instruction? What if you could blend different formative assessment moves in your classroom, with intention and care for all students, to help make better instructional decisions and enjoy more teachable moments? Brent Duckor and Carrie Holmberg invite you on the journey to becoming a formative assessor by encouraging you to focus on seven research-based, high-leverage formative assessment moves: Priming, Posing, Pausing, Probing, Bouncing, Tagging and Binning. Each chapter explores a classroom-tested move, including foundational research, explaining how and when to best use it, and describing what it looks like in practice.

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    A$49.95
  12. The Perfect Assessment System

    In The Perfect Assessment System, Rick Stiggins calls for the ground-up redevelopment of assessment in education. Speaking from more than 40 years of experiences in the field, Stiggins maps out the adjustments in practice and culture necessary to generate both accurate accountability data and the specific evidence of individual mastery that supports sound instructional decision making and better learning. We have not yet begun to explore assessment's true potential to enhance both school quality and student well-being. Stiggins kicks off this critical conversation and charts a course for a new system that promises much higher levels of student success at a fraction of our current testing costs. The door is open for assessment reform; here is a bold plan for getting it right.

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    A$35.95

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