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Teacher assessment and grading are two critical components of education. Done correctly, assessments yield valuable information for students, teachers, and administrators. When done incorrectly, assessments can produce frustration and low morale for all parties. Ensure that your school or system is increasing student learning by administering effective differentiated instruction assessments and using research-based grading techniques. Our No Child Left Behind assessment and grading resources provide comprehensive training and information on a variety of research-based, classroom-proven techniques, strategies, and methods. Like all our resources, these are designed to increase student learning, drive implementation, and build internal capacity.
Assessment For Learning PD 360 Video Program
Let Rick Stiggins show your teachers how they can use differentiated instruction assessment to drive learning. Your staff will learn how to rely on learning targets and classroom assessments that motivate students and set them up for success. By involving students continually in the assessment process, your teachers will know where their students are in terms of learning and understanding every day. Available in elementary and secondary editions. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.
View a segment from the 9-part PD 360 program, “Assessment for Learning“
Assessments and Scoring Guides Based on Standards
Douglas Reeves, one of the nation’s foremost assessment experts, helps you and your teachers realize the value of creating scoring guides and using writing as a differentiated instruction assessment tool. With the skills your teachers gain, they will be able to help students meet standards with fair and accurate assessments and will be equipped to use writing in every discipline and every class. Available in elementary and secondary editions. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.
View a segment from the 9-part PD 360 video program, “Assessments and Scoring Guides“
Using Data to Close the Achievment Gap
Help your teachers and leaders learn to see data as a powerful ally in reforming school culture to close achievement gaps. Expert Ruth Johnson shows you how to use data to stimulate change and promote equity for every student, and provides practical strategies for using and analyzing data. Explore how to build strong data leadership teams and learn how to use a variety of tools to extend the reach of data. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.
View a segment from the 9-part PD 360 video program, “Using Data to Close the Achievement Gap“
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