The Power of Assessing, 1st Edition

  • Lisa M. Nyberg
  • Published By: National Science Teachers Assc
  • ISBN-10: 1681405504
  • ISBN-13: 9781681405506
  • DDC: 371.26
  • 110 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This title shows you how to use authentic assessments as a dynamic teaching tool, and provides colorful photographs and over 30 minutes of video footage where you can actually see and hear teachers and students in action as they use preassessments and formative, summative, and metacognitive assessments to make instructional decisions. It offers new strategies for developing a rich variety of assessments to implement in your own elementary classroom, and these features to help you use the assessments right away: photographs, videos, and text packed with assessment options to add to your teaching toolkit; practical advice from the authors—veteran educators who know the demands on elementary teachers; ways to build an assessment plan with a backward-mapping guide; ways to design assessments for all learners by applying elements of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Multiple Intelligences (MI); and ways to use metacognition to make decisions and design new learning adventures.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
The Authors.
Why Is Assessing a Powerful Teaching Tool?.
1: Connecting Questions, Investigations, and Assessments.
2: Integrating Assessments.
3: Developing Assessments: What Are Different Types of Assessments?.
How Do I Design Authentic Assessments to Meet the Needs of ALL Learners?.
4: Engaging Students and Teachers in Assessments.
How Does Metacognition Support Instructional Decision Making?.
5: Building a Cognitive Environment.
6: Videos.
Appendix A: Preassessments.
Appendix B: Formative Assessments.
Appendix C: Summative Assessments.
Appendix D: Metacognitive Assessments.
Support Resources.