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Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing It Right, Using It Well, Second Edition
Jan Chappuis, Richard Stiggins, Stephen Chappuis, and Judith Arter
The core resource in the Pearson Assessment Training Institute (ATI) professional development program in assessment for learning is grounded in the latest research that shows student motivation and learning can improve through the use of student-involved classroom assessment. The second edition of Classroom Assessment for Student Learning (CASL) continues to build on the success of the first edition and presents educators with even more real-world examples from classroom teachers on what assessment for learning looks like in today’s classrooms and within today's state standards. The newly designed layout presents educators with two central concepts: how to create accurate classroom assessments of all types and how to integrate assessment with instruction day to day, with a focus on student involvement. Appropriate for use by individuals and collaborative learning teams, CASL helps teachers and school leaders to plan, lead, and manage classroom assessment.
The new companion CD-ROM provides all the necessary learning team resources, including suggestions for forming and facilitating learning teams, suggestions for pacing the learning, and chapter-by-chapter forms and materials for completing the activities.
What's New to This Edition?
- Features real teaching scenarios showing how instruction changed due to CASL principles
- Shows how to track both formative and summative assessment
- Outlines instructions for developing each type of assessment along with easy-to-use instruments for evaluating assessment quality
- Provides step-by-step process for avoiding typical grading-related problems
- Uses Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as the basis for the chapter content examples
- Provides guidance on how to deconstruct the CCSS into manageable classroom learning targets
- Each chapter now includes:
- Tips for giving effective feedback and preparing students to self-assess accurately
- Grade level examples of key concepts and activities
- FAQs, strategies for identifying & avoiding common misconceptions and typical problems
- CD-ROM replaces the previous Learning Team Handbook and now includes ALL the learning team resources
Jan Chappuis has been an elementary and secondary teacher as well as a curriculum developer in English/language arts, mathematics, social studies, and world languages. For the past 20 years, she has written books and developed workshops focused on classroom assessment literacy, presenting both nationally and internationally.
Richard Stiggins founded the Pearson Assessment Training Institute (ATI) in 1992 to provide much-needed professional development in assessment for teachers and school leaders. Rick is the author of numerous books, articles and papers on assessment practices in the classroom and its impact on students and student success.
Stephen Chappuis brings a strong background in educational administration to Pearson ATI. As a former assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, he implemented a standards-based instructional program that included comprehensive assessment plans with policies and professional development in classroom assessment.
Judtih Arter is a nationally recognized expert in performance assessment, whose background includes statewide writing assessments, development of large-scale and classroom-based assessments for competency assessment and development of district performance assessments.
About the Author
Jan Chappuis has been an elementary and secondary teacher as well as a curriculum developer in English/language arts, mathematics, social studies, and world languages. For the past 20 years, she has written books and developed workshops focused on classroom assessment literacy, presenting both nationally and internationally. She is recognized as a national thought leader in the area of formative assessment for her work in translating research into practical classroom applications. She currently works with Rick Stiggins at Pearson Assessment Training Institute in Portland, Oregon. Chappuis is author of Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning (2009), Learning Team Facilitator Handbook (2007), and co-author of Creating and Recognizing Quality Rubrics (2006), Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing It Right–Using It Well (2006), and Understanding School Assessment–A Parent and Community Guide to Helping Students Learn (2002).
Stephen Chappuis brings a strong background in educational administration to Pearson ATI. His leadership experiences include serving as a junior high principal, a senior high principal and executive director responsible for supervision of schools and principals. As an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, he implemented a standards-based instructional program that included comprehensive assessment plans with policies and professional development in classroom assessment. At Pearson ATI, Stephen works with educators to help establish balanced and effective local assessment systems. He is also responsible for our leadership for excellence in assessment program - professional development for school leaders and policy makers, and is the co-author of Assessment Balance and Quality: An Action Guide for School Leaders, 3/e.