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1st Edition

Sticky Assessment
Classroom Strategies to Amplify Student Learning

ISBN 9781138640917
Published June 7, 2016 by Routledge
192 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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




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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


"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