Effective assessment is the key to student learning. This concept is at the centre of Talk About Assesment, a comprehensive resource that speaks directly to the classroom teacher.
The text resource is divided into two sections. In the first section, author Damian Cooper explores the best practices in assessment. An accompanying DVD brings these best practices to life in a series of 10 powerful video clips that feature teachers and their students in real situations.
The second section of Talk About Assessment features dozens of customizable and reproducible tools that teachers can use immediately in their classroom. These tools - planning templates, rample units, rubrics, and checklists - link directly to the best practices identified in the first section of the book.
For quick and easy classroom use, these tools are also included on an accompanying CD-ROM and a comprehensive web site, which includes video clips, student samples, and recommended reading.
Unit Planning Templates
(Word Files to Support
TALK ABOUT ASSESSMENT)
Talk About Assesment does not shy away from confronting the vexing issues of assessment and grading at the secondary level. Indeed, Cooper unearths virtually every salient challenge that a secondary teacher is likely to encounter." - Jay McTighe
Assessment that guides instruction is the key to effective student learning. This concept is at the centre of Talk About Assessment, a comprehensive resource that speaks directly to the high school classroom teacher.
The text resource is divided into five sections.
||presents the eight Big Ideas of assessment and describes the challenges faced by today's high school educators.
||explains the improtance of planning assessment and instruction with the end in mind.
||is focused on assessment for learning - assessment that promotes and supports student learning.
||addresses grading challenges and provides strategies and tools for recording and communicating information about student learning.
||speaks about strategies for inplementing change in assessment practice - strategies for teachers, school administrators, and district staff.
The accompanying DVD-ROM includes tools referred to in thetext (as well as rubrics, checklists, unit-planning templates, and sample leanings) in modifiable format for quick and easy classroom use. The DVD also includes ten video clips featuring teachers and students actively engaged in planning, learning, and assessment.