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Formative Assessment in a Professional Learning Community

1st Edition

By Betsy Moore, Todd Stanley


160 pages

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Paperback: 9781596671676
pub: 2011-01-25
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The ideas and examples in this book help teachers successfully collaborate to raise student achievement through the use of formative assessments. Here, Todd Stanley and Betsy Moore, educators with over 40 years of combined experience, offer proven formative assessment strategies to teachers in a professional learning community.

Contents include:

  • Why a PLC?
  • How to Work Effectively in a Group
  • How to Write Assessments
  • Adjustments in the Classroom
  • Keeping Up with Collaboration

If you’re looking to extend the benefits of formative assessments throughout your school, this user-friendly guide will help to unite teachers in improving classroom learning!

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Use Short-Cycle Assessments in a Professional Learning Community? 1. Why Work in a Professional Learning Community (PLC)?

What is a PLC?

Advantages to Working in a PLC

Disadvantages to Working in a PLC

Different Types of PLCs

2. How to Work Effectively in a Group

Creating a Good Group Environment Using Norms

All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy

Group Building Activities

Cancer in the Clubhouse

Good Meetings vs. Bad Meetings

3. Starting the SCORE Process

What Does Everyone Know?

Understanding the Standards

Identifying the Level of the Standards According to Bloom's

Coding the Test

4. Aligning the Curriculum

Figuring Your Pacing Chart

Types of Pacing Charts

Identifying Power Standards

Skills Needed for Success in the Area


5. Writing Assessments

Design Assessments to Standards

How to Work as a Group on Short-Cycle Assessments

The Format of the Questions

How to Write the Questions


6. Administering and Grading the Assessments

Administering the Assessment

Creating the Proper Environment

Creating the Answer Key


7. Data Analysis

Looking at the Results

Organizing the Data

Why Analyze as a PLC Group?

Leaving Your Ego at the Door


8. Adjustments in the Classroom

Data-Based Instructional Adjustments

How to Use the Data to Make Adjustments

Grouping of Students

Chances for Collaboration

9. Keeping Up With Collaboration

Revising the Process

Revisiting Assessments

Celebrate Your Success

Classroom Visits



BluePrints for the Process


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