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101 Questions and Answers about Standards, Assessment, and Accountability Douglas B. Reeves Clear answers to commonly asked questions about the most pressing issues in education today. Teachers, parents, students, school administrators, policy makers, and community members can use this book to help formulate effective solutions and improve communication within the school community. (2 copies) 
Accountability in Action Douglas B. Reeves  A practical, step-by-step, guide to creation of a comprehensive accountability system. This book provides a bridge between standards implementation and the systems that will help schools assess the effectiveness of their efforts. It also helps school leaders determine which programs and services result in high student achievement. (2 copies) 
Assessing Reading, Multiple Measure for Kindergarten Through 8th Bill and Diamond Honig This is a collection of assessments for the comprehensive monitoring of reading skill development. 
Assessment in the Learning Organization--Shifting the Paradigm Edited by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick You will find the editors have assembled a collection of writings by outstanding educators who have taken up the challenge of improving assessment in their schools. This book not only provides practical examples of ways to immediately improve assessment in your own classroom, school, or district, it also explains the theories on which you can build your own effort to continually improve assessment processes--and thus make your school a true learning organization. 
Basic Reading Inventory Jerry L. Johns This book provides pre-primer through grade twelve and early literacy assessments. 
Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey The authors show how to increase students' understanding with the help of creative formative assessments. When used regularly, these types of assessments enable every teacher to determine what students know, what they need to know, and what type of instructional interventions are effective. Fisher and Frey explore a variety of engaging activities that can build understanding including: interactive writing, portfolios, multimedia presentations, audience response systems, interactive hand signals, public performances, and much more. 
Classroom Assessment for Student Learning, Doing it Right-Using it Well Richard Stiggins This book is the core of a larger, comprehensive professional development program in student-involved classroom assessment that teaches standards of assessment quality and how to match achievement target to assessment methods. Saves professional development time and resources through presentation in a learning-team model, integrates learning-team based text study with classroom practices, and includes seven interactive training videos aligned to the presentation of the book. (includes 2 CDs) 
Classroom Assessment Techniques Thomas A. Angelo and K. Patricia Cross This book features fifty valuable Classroom Assessment Techniques, each presented in a format that provides an estimate of the ease of use, a concise description, step-by-step procedures for adapting and administering the technique, practical advice on how to analyze the data, pros, cons caveats, and the other useful information. 
Collaborative Analysis of Student Work, Improving Teaching And Learning Georgea M. Langer, Amy B. Colton, and Loretta S. Goff In this book, you’ll find out how to set up collaborative analysis of student work in your school. Developed and refined with more than 100 elementary and secondary teachers, this adaptable system combines the best of action research, study groups, standards-based learning, student assessment, teacher reflection, and portfolio assessment. The authors guide you through each component with concrete, detailed descriptions and authentic examples. 
Data Teams Center for Performance Assessment The Data Teams seminar demonstrates how to implement data-driven decision making at the classroom practitioner level. Data teaming takes the struggle out of working with data by clearly and specifically identifying areas of student need; at the same time, it reduces the isolation of teachers by encouraging effective collaboration. (2 copies) 
Developing Parent & Community Understanding of Performance-Based Assessment Katheryn Anderson Alvestad Alvestad offers specific and practical advice, illustrated by clear examples and enhanced by humor and common sense. The suggestions in this book can be applied in a variety of settings, including one-to-one conferences with parents, PTA meetings, and school board sessions. 
Differentiated Assessment for Middle and High School Classrooms Deborah Blaz This book shows middle and high school teachers in differentiated classrooms how to integrate assessment into the teaching and learning process. 
Differentiating Assessment in Middle and High School English and Social Studies Sheryn Spencer Waterman This is an all-inclusive manual on assessing student readiness, interests, learning, and thinking styles. 
Differentiating Assessment in Middle and High School Mathematics and Science Sheryn Spencer Waterman With numerous examples and strategies, this is an all-inclusive manual on assessing student readiness, interests, learning, and thinking styles. 
Educative Assessment, Design Assessment to Inform and Improve Student Performance Grant Wiggins The author outlines design standards for performance-based assessments that promise students-no matter what their ability-clear and worthy performance targets, useful feedback, coaching, and the opportunity to progress toward excellence. 
Embedded Formative Assessment Dylan Wiliam If we want our students to thrive in the complex, unpredictable world of the 21st century, we must concentrate on increasing educational achievement by increasing the quality of the teachers in our schools. Embedded Formative Assessment faces this challenge head-on by making a case for the important role of formative assessment as a process, not a tool, in increasing teacher quality and thus student learning. 
Engaging Students Through Performance Assessment, Creating Performance Tasks to Monitor Student Learning Tracey K. Flach Readers will learn what standards-based performance assessments are, why they should be included in an assessment system, how to create them, how to score them, and how to use the results to improve instruction and student learning. 
English Teacher's Guide to Performance Tasks and Rubrics, Middle School Amy Benjamin This book is intended for novice and veteran teachers of English, reading, and English as a Second Language. It explains how you can broaden your teaching repertoire to include much more than traditional essays and tests. It provides step-by-step procedures of specific performance tasks that you can apply in your classroom for the middle school level. 
Formative Assessment Action Plan, Practical Steps to More Successful Teaching and Learning Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher The authors outline a clear cut, realistic, and rewarding approach to formative assessment. They explain how four discrete steps work in tandem to create a seamless, comprehensive formative assessment system--one that has no beginning and no end. 
Formative Assessment for English Language Arts Amy Benjamin This is a great guide for middle and high school teachers. 
Formative Assessment in Practice--A Process of Inquiry and Action Margaret Heritage The author presents a practical guide to formative assessment that skillfully weaves together theory and practice. She addresses students' roles in monitoring their own learning and shows how to transform the classroom into a community of practice. 
Formative Assessment Making It Happen in the Classroom Margaret Heritage Margaret Heritage walks readers through every step of the process and offers specific examples to illustrate the implementation of formative assessment across a range of subject areas and grade levels. (2 copies) 
Frequent Monitoring of Student Progress Jo-Ann Cipriano Peerl and Lawrence W. Lezotte This book contains a collection of abstracts concerning testing and assessing student progress. These abstracts represent a compilation from The Effective Schools organization body of research concerning the monitoring of student progress. 
Front-End Alignment, Using Standards to Steer Educational Change Ruth Mitchell This is a manual on developing standards and using them to impact education. It is intended for educators and community leaders who want to see students do well at all levels of education from Kindergarten through graduate school. (2 copies) 
Great Performances, Creating Classroom-Based Assessment Tasks Larry Lewin and Betty Jean Shoemaker The authors lead readers on their own personal journey, sharing what they’ve learned about developing and effectively assessing powerful performance tasks, ranging from short and specific to lengthy and substantive. Their focus is on the practical. (2 copies) 
High Performance Toolbox Spence Rogers and Shari Graham This book contains step-by-step guides for developing assessments, tasks, rubrics, and easy to use organizers and templates. (2 copies) 
How to Assess Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Your Classroom Susan M. Brookhart Educators know it's important to get students to engage in "higher-order thinking." But what does higher-order thinking actually look like? And how can K-12 classroom teachers assess it across the disciplines? The author answers these questions. (3 copies) 
Journey of a Reader in the Classroom, K-12 Assessment Tasks and Tools Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory This book demystifies the behaviors of good readers. It creates a picture of what trait-based reading instruction and assessment looks like in the classroom. This book provides a map to guide teachers toward more focused teaching by using assessment to inform instruction. (2 copies) 
Learning in Overdrive, Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Standards Ruth Mitchell, Marilyn Crawford, and the Chicago Teachers Union Quest Center Easy structured steps which guide teachers, administrators, and curriculum writers through developing an entire year of interdisciplinary units for all grade levels will be addressed. 
Making Standards Work Douglas B. Reeves, Ph.D. This book leads you through the steps of creating and using performance assessments to determine your students' achievement throughout the school year. 
Mapping the Big Picture Heidi Hayes Jacobs The author describes a seven-step process for creating and working with curriculum maps, from data collection to ongoing curriculum review. 
Oracy Instructional Guide Pre K-3 Lance M. Gentile These materials help form the linchpin between the key elements of language acquisition, literacy learning, and success in school. 
Performance Assessment Series, Classroom Tips and Tools for Busy Teachers Center for Performance Assessment--Elementary School Edition Effective classroom assessment is an essential ingredient in teaching and learning. Assessment is much more than mere evaluation. The assessments in this book are designed to be part of the teaching and learning process. More importantly these assessments are designed to provide feedback to students so that they can improve their performance with each successive attempt. 
Performance Assessment Series, Classroom Tips and Tools for Busy Teachers Center for Performance Assessment--Middle School Edition Effective classroom assessment is an essential ingredient in teaching and learning. Assessment is much more than mere evaluation. The assessments in this book are designed to be part of the teaching and learning process. More importantly these assessments are designed to provide feedback to students so that they can improve their performance with each successive attempt. 
Real-Time Decisions, Educators Using Formative Assessment to Change Lives Now! Kristin Anderson This book shares the stories of nine schools and districts and how they used formative assessment to promote student achievement and generate results. 
Student Generated Rubrics Larry Ainsworth and Jan Christinson This book will help teachers transform performance assessment rubrics into powerful, specific learning tools. Student-generated rubrics can be developed in every grade and curricular area. 
Student-Involved Classroom Assessment Richard J. Stiggins Using an accessible, jargon-free approach, the author shows teachers how to create high-quality classroom assessments and use them to build student confidence, thereby maximizing (not just documenting) student achievement. 
Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing Lorin W. Anderson and David R. Krathwohl Based upon the original Bloom’s Taxonomy, this new book helps teachers understand and implement a standards-based curriculum. An extraordinary group of cognitive psychologists, curriculum specialists, teacher-educators, and researchers have developed a two-dimensional framework, focusing on knowledge, steps, and cognitive processes that define what students are expected to learn in school. (2 copies) 
Transformative Assessment W. James Popham The author explains the research supporting formative assessment's effectiveness and why familiarity with this research is the key to preserving both teacher sanity and district funds. (2 copies) 
Truth About Testing, An Educator’s Call To Action W. James Popham This book explores the absurdity and the serious destructive consequences of today’s testing programs. The author uses actual items drawn from current standardized achievement tests to show what these tests really measure and why they should never be used to evaluate school quality or teacher ability. 
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