Book Title: Formative Assessment and Standards-Based Grading: The Classroom Strategies Series (Designing an Effective System of Assessment and Grading to Enhance ... Learning) (Classroom Strategies That Work)
Publisher: Marzano Research
Author: Robert J. Marzano
Learn everything you need to know to implement an integrated system of assessment and grading that will enhance both your own teaching and your students' learning. This book details the specific benefits of formative assessment. The author explains how to design and interpret three different types of formative assessments, how to track student progress, and how to assign meaningful grades, even if a school or district continues to use a traditional grading system. Detailed examples bring each concept to life, and chapter exercises reinforce the content.
-Learn how to design three types of formative classroom assessments that should be used in a comprehensive system.
-Understand the difference between standards-based and standards-referenced systems.
-Find out why it is usually inappropriate to use the 100-point scale in conjunction with formative assessment.
-Gain a systematic approach to the design and use of rubrics.
-Learn four basic approaches to tracking student progress using reproducible grade sheets.
-Use technology to track progress and generate reports.
-Create grades for teachers using formative approaches.
-Utilize an appendix that clearly explains the concept of effect size.
-Discover exercises to help readers assess and reinforce their understanding of the new strategies.
1. Research and Theory
2. The Anatomy of Formative Assessment
3. The Need for a New Scale
4. Designing Assessments
5. Tracking Student Progress
6. Grading and Reporting
Appendix A: Answers to Exercises
Appendix B: What Is an Effect Size?