Quality Formative Assessment

Do teachers and leaders in your school view assessment results as an assessment about their impact?

Perhaps the most researched aspect of education over the past two decades is formative assessment and evaluation. It is a concept that is now central to teaching and learning. More recent research on short cycle assessment has focused on the extent to which it is embedded in instruction, the extent of student engagement and self assessment, feedback, and the specific instructional strategies selected to address gaps in student learning. Short-cycle assessment helps to create a culture that welcomes errors -  where students know that their mistakes are not permanent. 

This powerful and interactive seminar will demonstrate how teachers can

  • determine the difference between cognitive demand and cognitive rigor,
  • learn the definitive 4-step short-cycle assessment process,
  • create a viable and valid assessment,
  • implement and analyze assessment results through the Achievement Team Protocol
  • provide students with specific feedback,
  • help students become better consumers of self assessment and success criteria.

Ample research suggests formative assessment positively impacts student achievement. The problem is the gap that lay between the value of formative assessment and the actual implementation.

What would your students be willing to attempt if they knew they could not fail?

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