1st Edition

Short Cycle Assessment
Improving Student Achievement Through Formative Assessment





ISBN 9781596670730
Published February 21, 2008 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

This book shows you how to improve student achievement by providing them with frequent feedback on their work.

It provides a step-by-step process to help you
-Write good questions that asses student learning
-Design your own formative assessments
-Administer short-cycle assessments
-Analyze and use data to shape instruction
-Prepare your students for high-stakes tests

Includes activities and forms to walk you through the process step by step.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is a Short-Cycle Assessment?
Part I An Introduction to Short-Cycle Assessments
1. The Long and the Short of Short-Cycle Assessments
2. The SCORE Process
3. Understanding the Content Standards
4. Understanding the State Assessments
5. Creating a Pacing Guide
6. Question Writing: Constructing Questions that Address the Standard
7. Designing Your Assessment
8. Standardization of Administration
9. Looking at the Data
10. Making Adjustments in the Classroom

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