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You WILL Be Tested on This! [electronic resource]: Standardized Testing

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Considers how teachers can use standardized state and national tests to focus their teaching on improved student performance in the classroom as well as on these external measures of success.
Online
1997
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What'd I Get? [electronic resource]: Scoring Tools

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Demonstrates how teachers can construct assessment tools for benchmarks of student understanding. Focuses on the role of students in the construction of scoring tools and the process of assessment.
Online
1997
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Is This Going to Count? [electronic resource]: Embedded Assessment

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Shows how embedding assessment into everyday curriculum turns performance tasks into learning activities. Demonstrates that well-designed assessment allows teachers to shape subsequent instruction according to what their students have and have not understood.
Online
1997
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I Didn't Know This Was an English Class! [electronic resource]: Connections Across the Disciplines

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Explains how teachers can measure students' depth of understanding by requiring them to make connections across the disciplines. Explores how teachers can encourage these connections by designing performance tasks that build on other disciplines.
Online
1997
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That Would Never Work Here! 1 [electronic resource]: Seeing Assessment Reform in Action

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Provides a look at assessment reform by profiling two teachers. Barbara, a math teacher in Whittier, California, and Scott, a science teacher in Louisville, Kentucky, share how they are incorporating assessment into their teaching. Emphasizes the importance of the colleague support structure in which teachers share ideas with and get help from other teachers.
Online
1997
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That Would Never Work Here, Either! 2 [electronic resource]: Seeing Assessment Reform in Action

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Provides a look at assessment reform by profiling two teachers as they use assessment to encourage their students to improve their performance. Focuses on the beneifts of providing opportunities for students to assess their own work and that of their peers.
Online
1997
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When I Was in School [electronic resource]: Implementing Assessment Reform

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Explains the importance of communication in encouraging support for new assessment strategies. Focuses on the importance of collaboration among teachers, administrators, and especially parents, when implementing assessment reform in a school or district.
Online
1997
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Providing Feedback on Student Writing [electronic resource]

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Teachers, researchers, and authors discuss and demonstrate effective ways to conference and comment on student work and direct other members of the writing community to do the same. While offering great tips on structuring peer review, Judith Ortiz Cofer directs the teachers as they comment on each others' work during this session.
Online
2004
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Reacting to Students' Work [electronic resource]

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Discusses various ways to evaluate students, use that information to influence strategies, and communicate expectations to students and families. Also addresses high-stakes assessments, deciding when to assess and when to evaluate, and suggestions for helping students assess their own work and the work of their peers.
Online
2003
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Assessing Students' Learning [electronic resource]

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Because assessment often provides only small snapshots of learning, this session provides teachers with a variety of tools and strategies to assess students' learning in formal, informal, ongoing, and culminating ways. The onscreen teachers analyze classroom video segments, develop criteria for assessment, and learn how to incorporate assessment strategies in a lesson on the most influential citizens in U.S. history.
Online
2003
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Assessment Strategies [electronic resource]

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Offers a detailed look at efforts to improve assessment in the foreign language classroom. Presents three case studies that feature foreign language teachers using innovative assessment methods such as the Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) model, Performance Tasks, and Backward Design. Follows each teacher as she works through the process with her students, from setting guidelines and modeling to giving immediate and helpful feedback on performances.
Online
2003
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Assessment-Driven Instruction [electronic resource]

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Observes the assessment techniques of a first-grade teacher and reading specialist at a diverse, urban public school. She uses formal and informal assessments to help her make instructional decisions both for the class and for individuals. She assesses her students individually as readers throughout the year using a developmental reading assessment. She tracks the progress of the entire class as they work their way through a sequence of leveled books.
Online
2002
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Sampling and Probability: In Practice [electronic resource]

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In this follow-up to Workshop 7, the teachers discuss how they taught the sampling lessons in their classrooms, and learn to evaluate whether or not student work meets standards.
Online
2000
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Tallying the Final Score [electronic resource]

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Teachers examine steps they can take to assess student learning and help students learn by moving away from traditional tests and toward alternative forms of assessment.
Online
1999