1st Edition

The School Leader's Guide to Formative Assessment Using Data to Improve Student and Teacher Achievement

By Todd Stanley, Jana Alig Copyright 2014
    128 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    128 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    This user-friendly guide shows school leaders how to use formative assessment to improve both student and teacher achievement. With step-by-step information and practical examples, this book will help you develop better assessments that will transform your school. You will learn:

    • The advantages of formative assessment
    • When and why to use formative assessment
    • How to develop valid and reliable assessments
    • How to mimic the state assessment schedule
    • How to organize and use data effectively
    • How to use data to develop teacher leaders
    • The appendix features more than ten pages of handy reproducibles that will help you implement formative assessments immediately (also available as free downloads www.routledge.com/9781596672468).
    • A curriculum pacing guide
    • A presentation template to explain formative assessment to your staff
    • A non-mastery report
    • A class item analysis graph
    • A class profile graph
    • A student questionnaire, and more!

    Chapter 1 - Why Use Formative Assessments?
    Chapter 2 - How You Can Use Formative Assessment
    Chapter 3 - Developing Valid and Reliable Assessments
    Chapter 4 - Creating the Assessment Environment
    Chapter 5 - Organizing and Using Data Effectively
    Chapter 6 - Transforming the School
    Chapter 7 - Final Words of Advice


    Todd Stanley has been a classroom teacher for the past seventeen years in a myriad of positions. He is currently the Gifted Coordinator for Reynoldsburg City Schools in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

    Dr. Jana Alig has been a special education teacher, a general education teacher, a gifted cluster teacher, an educational consultant, a district special education coordinator, and an elementary principal. She is currently the director of elementary education for Reynoldsburg City Schools in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.