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  1. The Fluency Factor: Authentic Instruction and Assessment for Reading Success in the Common Core Classroom

    This resource provides teachers with approaches to fluency instruction that are effective, engaging and easy to implement. The authors begin with a comprehensive definition of reading fluency, a discussion of why fluency has fallen out of favour in recent years and evidence of its importance to literacy instruction. They follow up with authentic approaches to reading fluency that teachers and literacy interventionists can immediately use to improve students' overall proficiency in reading. A unique feature of the book is the participation sections which challenge the reader to engage in issues related to fluency and then compare their views to those of the authors.

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    A$43.95
  2. Formative Assessment in a Brain-Compatible Classroom: How Do We Really Know They're Learning?

    How can students knock the top of any test? That's one of the 14 key questions that Dr Marcia L. Tate, a highly regarded assessment authority, answers in Formative Assessment in a Brain-Compatible Classroom: How Do We Really Know They're Learning? Although teachers tend to avoid types of assessments that are difficult to mark, these assessments are often the only way to know how well certain students are learning. Tate describes the theories behind various assessment types and addresses specific ways to create brain-compatible learning environments that foster high achievement.

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    A$39.95
  3. How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data

    Susan M. Brookhart helps teachers and administrators understand the critical elements and nuances of assessment data and how that information can best be used to inform improvement efforts in the school or district. Readers will learn what different kinds of data can - and cannot - tell us about student learning; what different analyses reveal about changes in student achievement; how to interpret, use and share relevant data; and how to create a model to go from problem to solution in a data-based decision-making process. This book offers a path to better understanding, more accurate interpretation of assessment results and more effective use of data to improve teaching and learning.

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    A$39.95
  4. Proficiency Scales for English and Mathematics Standards

    Because the generic form of a proficiency scale is comparable across teachers, topics, subject areas and year levels, it allows teachers to compile summative scores for specific topics and increases the reliability of test design and scoring. Whether you are actively engaged in implementing a Marzano Institute initiative in your school or simply need guidance when it comes to measuring student learning, this book can help. Designed to supplement your existing practice, it contains over 110 proficiency scales that will bring new rigour and focus to your teaching and assessment practice, as well as aid in creating unique proficiency scales for the Australian Curriculum.

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    A$42.95
  5. ASCD Arias Publication: Teaching Students to Self-Assess

    In this essential guide, Starr Sackstein - a National Board Certified Teacher - explains how teachers can use reflection to help students decipher their own learning needs and engage in deep, thought-provoking discourse about progress. She explains how to help students set actionable learning goals, teach students to reflect on and chart their learning progress and use student reflections and self-assessment to develop targeted learning plans and determine student mastery. Filled with practical tips, innovative ideas and sample reflections from real students, this book shows you how to incorporate self-assessment and reflection in ways that encourage students to grow into mindful, receptive learners.

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    A$16.95
  6. The Feedback-Friendly Classroom: How to Equip Students to Give, Receive, and Seek Quality Feedback that Will Support their Social, Academic, and Developmental Needs

    Learning is inherently social, built on the daily interactions in the classroom. What if feedback could be seen as essential, not merely as part of student assessment, but as an ongoing process that defines the learning environment? This ground-breaking book explores how feedback can help students become better learners, examines the crucial use of verbal and nonverbal language to engage and guide students and offers strategies and activities to establish and promote effective feedback within the classroom and beyond. This remarkable book will show teachers how to equip students to give, receive and seek quality feedback to enhance their learning.

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    A$32.95
  7. Rethinking Grading: Meaningful Assessment for Standards-based Learning

    Despite our best intentions, grades seem to reflect student compliance more than student learning and engagement. As a result, we inadvertently subvert the learning process. After careful research and years of experiences with grading as a teacher and parent, Cathy Vatterott examines and debunks traditional practices and policies of grading in F-12 schools. She offers a new paradigm for standards-based grading that focuses on student mastery of content and gives concrete examples from primary, middle years and secondary schools. Rethinking Grading will show all educators at all levels how standards-based grading can authentically reflect student progress and learning - and significantly improve both teaching and learning.

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    A$38.95
  8. Performance Assessment: Showing What Students Know and Can Do

    In Performance Assessment: Showing What Students Know and Can Do, Susan M. Brookhart, PhD, shares her expertise on the topic of classroom performance assessment, bringing together practical, research-based information to deepen educators' understanding of what performance assessment is and what purpose it serves, designing performance tasks to teach and assess learning and using rubrics to support formative and summative assessment. Brookhart explores four general categories of performance assessment - simple processes, simple products, complex processes and complex products - and addresses sampling issues and effective application with group work. The book then provides real-world recommendations for making performance assessment a routine part of instruction.

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    A$39.95
  9. Redesigning Schooling Series

    The Redesigning Schooling series is designed to help identify the big questions in education, look at lessons from other systems and shape the debate on how we take our education system to world class.

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  10. Embedding Formative Assessment: Practical Techniques for F-12 Classrooms

    In this essential bestseller, authors Dylan Wiliam and Siobhán Leahy deliver a clear, practical guide for teachers, centred on five key strategies for improving teacher practice and student achievement. The authors provide an overview of each strategy and a number of very practical assessment techniques for implementing it in F–12 classrooms.

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    A$39.95
  11. Brain-Friendly Assessments: What They Are and How to Use Them

    Brain-Friendly Assessments: What They Are and How to Use Them guides teachers on their journey as they work to determine what, whom, where and how to assess. In this revised Australian edition, bestselling author David A Sousa empowers teachers with valuable research findings from educational neuroscience as he describes critical factors to consider when designing and selecting assessment techniques. Effectively designed assessments help to improve student performance as well as qualities that standardised scores alone cannot measure, such as creativity, curiosity, higher-order thinking and collaboration. Brain-Friendly Assessments will help teachers impart these critical skills and traits to students to consistently foster long-term academic success.

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    A$32.95
  12. Checking For Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom, 2nd Edition

    Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey show how to increase students' understanding with the help of creative formative assessments. When used regularly, formative assessments enable every teacher to determine what students know and what they still need to learn. Fisher and Frey explore a variety of engaging activities that check for and increase understanding, including interactive writing, portfolios, multimedia presentations, audience response systems and much more. This second edition has been updated to reflect the latest thinking in formative assessment and to show how the concepts apply in the context of Fisher and Frey's work on gradual release of responsibility, guided instruction, formative assessment systems, data analysis and quality instruction.

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    A$36.95

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