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Short Cycle Assessment Improving Student Achievement Through Formative Assessment

By Susan Lang, Betsy Moore, Todd Stanley Copyright 2008
    192 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    192 Pages
    by Eye On Education

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    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.

    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


    Lang, Susan; Moore, Betsy; Stanley, Todd