Teaching Strategies That Create Assessment-Literate Learners
- Anita Stewart McCafferty - University of Southern Maine, USA
- Jeffrey S. Beaudry - University of Southern Maine, USA
Foreword by Rick Stiggins
Your go-to guide for using classroom assessment as a teaching and learning tool!
How can we bring students into the assessment process as full partners in ways that help them become owners of learning?
Becoming an assessment-literate learner means understanding where you are going as a learner, where you’re at now, and what you need to do to reach a learning goal. This book unpacks seven strategies of assessment for learning, along with the five keys of quality assessment, in a practical vision of quality assessment used to support and certify learning. With a focus on high-impact classroom practices, this book offers
- Clear and relevant examples of assessment for learning strategies in specific subject matter contexts
- Visual learning progressions for use in a self-assessment checklist and professional development
- Additional material and examples on an author-created website
When we take a balanced approach to assessment and give students the tools and skills to support their own progress, students and teachers win. This book gives you the strategies and examples to make this possible.
“This is the book that practitioners have been waiting for: Assessment kept simple—its importance and how to do it, with plenty of support and templates to ensure success.”
—Ken Darvall, Principal
Tema International School
"This is not just another book on formative assessment. Authors Anita Stewart McCafferty and Jeff Beaudry have taken a fresh and lively approach to showing what it means to be assessment literate as a learner, whether teacher or student. They have incorporated metaphors and visual representations to illustrate how assessment for learning strategies connect to research findings on high-impact practices and promote student engagement, metacognition, and a growth mindset. Threaded throughout are practical and inspiring classroom applications. This book is a must-read for anyone desiring to put the student at the heart of the classroom."
“We know how important it is for our students to be college and career ready. As an elementary school teacher you might wonder, does this apply to what I’m doing? A big part of the answer is that our students need to be self-directed learners. With this book, you will not only understand what that really means, but also learn how to help your students accomplish this goal.”
“This is a book that practitioners have been waiting for: Assessment kept simple—its importance and how to do it, with plenty of support templates to ensure success.”
"What do we need more than assessment-literate teachers? Assessment-literate students. This book provides practical strategies and examples to dramatically improve the assessment literacy of both students and teachers. Its effectiveness is enhanced by high-impact visuals and numerous ‘Practitioner Spotlights’ that show clearly how teachers are already doing this. ??In addition, the development of assessment literacy in teachers is improving but still severely lacking in many teacher preparation programs. This book provides what is lacking in those programs and takes it a step further by showing how to develop student assessment literacy in addition to teacher assessment literacy."