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Test Less Assess More

A K-8 Guide to Formative Assessment, 1st Edition

By Lisa Mc Coll, Leighangela Brady


112 pages

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Learn assessment strategies that provide you with a real representation of student progress – without the need for excessive testing. In Test Less, Assess More: A K-8 Guide to Formative Assessment, authors Leighangela Brady and Lisa McColl show you how to turn daily classroom lessons and activities into valuable opportunities for assessment, eliminating redundant tests as you increase the effectiveness of your overall assessment schedule.

Brady and McColl explain ways to apply meaningful assessment methods in line with current curriculum standards. Teachers will be able to clearly define learning goals for students as they plan their assignments.

Test Less, Assess More is for teachers and administrators who want to shift their focus away from by-the-books tests that do not accurately measure learning levels. This book will help you begin to take steps toward meaningful, activity-integrated assessments.

Table of Contents

Meet the Authors



1. So Many Tests—What's the Purpose?

2. Applying Data—What's Stopping Us?

3. Streamlining the Assessment Process—Identifying Learning Objectives

4. Streamlining the Assessment Process—Collecting the Data

5. Recording Evidence

6. Refining Instruction



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