1st Edition

Sticky Assessment Classroom Strategies to Amplify Student Learning

By Laura Greenstein Copyright 2016
    192 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    192 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    192 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    Sticky Assessment is a straightforward guide to assessment, designed to demystify assessment and to give teachers the tools they need become better assessors. Translating the latest research into a concise and practical volume, this book helps teachers to monitor student learning, make assessment engaging and meaningful for students, and to use assessment that improves rather than merely measures learning outcomes. With examples from classroom teachers and exercises designed to help teachers think through their processes, this book will be an invaluable and lasting resource for classroom teachers.


    List of Figures, Tables, and Images




    Chapter 1: Purposeful Assessment: Planned, Progressive, and Cyclical

    Planning for Assessment

    Teaching as a Continual Act of Assessment

    Deliberate Assessment

    The Value of Blueprints

    Deconstructing Standards

    In Practice

    Aligned and Progressive Assessment

    Alignment with Learning Targets

    Alignment through Progressions

    Assessment that Supports Learning

    In Practice

    Sequenced and Cyclical Assessment

    From Large-Scale to Classroom

    Recurring Cycles

    Using the Assessment Cycle

    In Practice

    Reciprocal and Responsive Assessment

    Reciprocal Give and Take

    Responding to Assessment

    Unexpected Outcomes

    In Practice

    Chapter Summary

    Key Ideas

    Why this Works

    Reflection and Application

    Chapter 2: Informative Assessment (Assessment for Learning, Learning from Assessment)

    Clear Learning Targets

    Visible Outcomes

    Coherent Assessment

    Transparent to All

    In Practice

    Formative Assessment

    Formative Process

    Formative Practice

    Formative for a Purpose

    Formative by Placement

    In Practice

    Assessment that Illuminates

    Supports Learners

    The Value of Feedback

    Learning from Mistakes

    Informs and Guides Instruction

    In Practice

    Emphasis on Growth and Improvement

    Learning for Mastery

    Assessment that is Growth Oriented

    In Practice

    Chapter Summary

    Key Ideas

    Why this Works

    Reflection and Application

    Chapter 3: Sticky Assessment: Where Learning Takes Hold

    Assessment that Motivates



    Stress Management

    Relationship Building

    Students as Assessors

    Assessment Habits

    Engaging Learners

    Choice Boosts Accountability

    Encouraging Metacognition

    Reasonable Challenge

    In Practice

    Flexible Assessment


    Differentiating Content

    Differentiating Process

    Differentiating Product

    Differentiating with Technology

    In Practice

    Embedded Assessment

    Integrating Learning and Assessing

    Assessment as Learning

    Higher and Deeper

    Releasing Responsibility

    Chapter Summary

    Key Ideas

    Why this works

    Reflection and Application

    Chapter 4: Technically Sound Assessment

    Technically Sound Assessment





    Chapter Summary

    Key Ideas

    Why this Works

    Reflection and Application

    Summary: Endings are New Beginnings

    Returning to the Roots of Assessment

    Finding Balance

    Assessment Systems

    Local Systems

    Elements of an Assessment System

    Local Assessment Cycle

    Strengthening Classroom Assessment

    Supporting Teachers

    Developing Students

    Fostering a Culture of Assessment

    Prerequisites to Change

    Restorative Assessment

    In Closing





    Laura Greenstein has been an educator for over 30 years, serving as a teacher, department chair, and school leader in multiple grades and subjects. She teaches Human Development at the University of Connecticut. She also teaches graduate-level courses in Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation, Portfolio Design, and Teaching, Learning, and Assessing with Technology at the University of New Haven. She is the founder of assessmentnetwork.net.

    "With a multitude of engaging and realistic classroom examples, Greenstein uses contemporary research extensively to show how teachers can plan and implement effective assessment. Her emphasis on the integration of assessment with teaching throughout the text illustrates in practical language how teachers can use assessment to enhance student learning and motivation, and her engaging, non-technical writing style concisely captures all critical components of the assessment process."

    James H. McMillan, Professor, Foundations of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University

    "Sticky Assessment will help educators understand assessment as a useful tool to not only measure data but actually improve student learning! Greenstein presents assessment as a process that any teacher could implement in their classroom, without fear of losing the fun of learning."

    Jessica Bennett, 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher, Brookpark Middle School, Grove City, Ohio