- xv, 227 pages ; illustrations ; 28 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Beaudry, Jeffrey S.,
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-220) and index.Summary: "5 High Quality Design Standards + 7 High Impact Strategies = Assessment Literacy presents assessment literacy in the context of three essential questions: What is good teaching? What is good learning? And what is good classroom assessment? Merely focusing on assessment with no connection to teaching and learning is to overlook the power of assessment for learning. The book pulls together several models: 1) the five keys of quality assessment, 2) Hattie's work on Visible Learning, and 3) the seven strategies of assessment for learning. The book emphasizes the importance of clear purposes and the essential place of assessment for learning, and even as a higher priority than assessment of learning in professional development for teachers. In addition, the authors' overlay of high impact strategies with the seven strategies of assessment for learning shows the power of the model as a guide for teachers and leaders to maintain focus for professional development and high impact classroom practices. The book also provides an updated set of examples that explain the seven strategies: clear learning targets and models of strong and weak student work (where am I going?); descriptive feedback and self-assessment and goal setting (where am I now?); and diagnosing learning needs and matching with high impact strategies, focused practice with feedback, and self-reflection and tracking progress (what are my next steps?). Finally, the book presents organizing structures based on the most recent aggregations of empirical evidence (Hattie, 2009; 2012) so that teachers and leaders can make informed choices for areas of emphasis and focus." --