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  1. 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$15.00
  2. 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$29.95
  3. 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$34.95
  4. Theory and Practice of Creativity Measurement

    This book explores important and fascinating topics related to the assessment of creativity. An introductory chapter provides an overview of numerous measures to assess the multiple dimensions of creativity and address the parameters to be considered when evaluating the quality of the available instruments, as well as the steps to be taken in their administration and interpretation. The next six chapters each describe an instrument designed to assess a variable related to creativity, such as obstacles to personal creativity, classroom climate for creativity, creativity in mathematics and creativity strategies at the work setting.

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    A$69.95
  5. Authentic Assessment: Active, Engaging Product and Performance Measures

    Dr Sandra Schurr provides more than 60 ways to authentically assess student learning. Whether it's researching and describing Burke and Wills's journey through inland Australia in a traditional journal format or writing blog entries form the perspective of a cell, students will learn to demonstrate and assess their own learning. This resource is invaluable for teachers seeking to supplement and broaden the assessment of student achievement. Specific, imaginative but practical strategies, lists of products and performance measures, background readings for teachers, ways to evaluate web resources, rubric criteria and examples are all included to assist you in launching assessment measures of student progress that will inspire and motivate students while improving their achievement.

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    A$29.95
  6. 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$35.95
  7. Identifying Gifted Students: A Practical Guide, Second Edition

    Identifying Gifted Students is relevant in any setting that intends to meet standards for gifted children and uses multiple assessments to identify gifted students within an increasingly diverse population. Designed for practising professionals such as teachers, counsellors, psychologists and administrators, Identifying Gifted Students addresses definitions, models and characteristics of gifted students; qualitative and quantitative approaches to assessment; culturally fair and non-biased assessment; and how to evaluate the effectiveness of identification procedures. In addition, the book provides a complete summary of all major assessment instruments, including scoring information, reliability and validity.

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    A$47.95
  8. Fostering Student Accountability Through Student-Led Conferences

    Learn how to use student-led conferences to: increase student accountability for learning; motivate students to produce quality work; strengthen student skills of organisation, leadership and communication; empower students to set and achieve realistic improvement goals; partner with parents to support student achievement; teach students to become self-evaluative, self-reflective learners; foster positive communication between parents and students; increase the percentage of parents attending conferences; build students' self-confidence and self-esteem; and communicate clear expectations for student learning.

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    A$29.95
  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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    Starting at A$15.95

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

    Effective classroom formative assessment helps educators make minute-by-minute, day-by-day instructional decisions, but putting it into practice requires both a robust collection of techniques and an understanding of how to use them. Dylan Wiliam and Siobhan 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 formative assessment techniques for implementing them in classrooms. Along with guidance on when and how to use the specific techniques, they provide tips, cautions and enhancements to sustain formative assessment.

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    A$35.95
  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$29.95
  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$32.95

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