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"Kay Burke's authenticity naturally extends to her professional writing and speaking engagements. Her professional development opportunities attract educators who know they will walk away with new research, new strategies, and something to do TOMORROW. This wonderfully practical book contains real examples from real teachers, helpful checklists, and rubrics. I particularly like the application and reflection pages, and I wish every principal would use them with their teachers." (Julie Davis, Executive Director 2010-04-27)

"At last, a text that I can use with my new teachers, experienced teachers and administrators that will make rubrics, to quote the author, “their friends.” Dr. Burke’s six steps can be easily implemented by all levels of educators immediately. Students will receive meaningful feedback, allowing them to assess their performance and set goals to make their work even better. The end results are empowered teachers, engaged students, and increased student performance." (Mary Ellen Kotz, Education Associate, New Teacher Mentoring and Teacher Evaluation 2010-04-27)

"This book outlines an easy-to-follow process for designing and organizing standards-based instruction that engages students in performance-based learning. Kay Burke effectively shows teachers how to use checklists and rubrics to put students in the driver’s seat of their own assessment for learning." (Nancy Larimer, Professional Learning Supervisor 2010-04-27)

"I have employed and tested the methods outlined in this must-have book in my own high school biology classes. The six steps enabled me to have a 100% pass rate on our high-stake exam with gain scores that almost doubled those of traditionally taught classrooms. Teaching instructional design classes for a college at the master’s level, I highly encourage students to follow the plan outlined in this book." (Richie Wood, Professor 2010-04-27)

About the Author

Kay Burke has served as an award-winning classroom teacher and a school administrator, university instructor, and international professional developer. She works with Kay Burke & Associates, LLC, to provide workshops for teachers and administrators in standards-based learning, performance assessment, classroom management, mentoring, and portfolio development. For the past 18 years, Burke has presented at state and national conferences such as ASCD, NSDC, NAESP, NASSP, NMSA, and IRA as well as international conferences in Canada and Australia. She is the author of 10 professional development books and coauthor of a college textbook on assessment. Corwin Press published Burke's best-selling From Standards to Rubrics in Six Steps: Tools for Assessing Student Learning, K–8 (2006), a 2007 finalist for the Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing presented by the Association of Educational Publishers. Other books published by Corwin Press include How to Assess Authentic Learning, Fourth Edition (2005) and What to Do With the Kid Who: Developing Cooperation, Self-Discipline and Responsibility in the Classroom (Third Edition).

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Corwin; Third Edition edition (October 18, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412987016
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412987011
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #334,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kay Burke, PhD, an author and a consultant, has presented keynote addresses and workshops on standards-based assessment, Common Core State Standards, performance tasks, checklists, and rubrics at numerous district, state, national, and international conferences for more than 24 years. Before focusing on professional development, she worked in public education, serving as a secondary teacher, a department chair, a dean of students, a mentor, an administrator, a college instructor, and chief academic officer for a master's program.

Dr. Burke was named DeKalb County Georgia Teacher of the Year and was a semifinalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year. She was also a STAR Teacher for Georgia and received an award for Excellence in Teaching at the White House. She received a Saint Xavier University (Illinois) certificate for her work as director of a field-based master's program. Dr. Burke has been featured as an expert commentator on seven online graduate courses.

Dr. Burke has written and edited numerous books on standards-based teaching and learning, balanced assessment, formative assessment, classroom management, mentoring, and student portfolios. She is author of the best-selling books How to Assess Authentic Learning; What to Do With the Kid Who . . .: Developing Cooperation, Self-Discipline, and Responsibility in the Classroom; and From Standards to Rubrics in Six Steps: Tools for Assessing Student Learning, a finalist for the Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award in Assessment in 2010. She is also coauthor of The Portfolio Connection: Student Work Linked to Standards.

She earned certification in administration and supervision from the University of Georgia, a doctorate in communicative arts from Georgia State University, an educational specialist degree from Emory University, a master of education from the University of Central Florida, and a bachelor of arts from Florida Atlantic University.

Dr. Burke is the author of Balanced Assessment and the coauthor of Using Formative Assessment in the RTI Framework. You can further explore her work at solution-tree.com

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miss H on December 15, 2012
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Kay Burke's From Standards to Rubrics in Six Steps is a great book for the teacher who struggles to hit learning standards without compromising creativity and authenticity. In each section, Burke gradually builds on our knowledge by presenting us with definitions, rationale, research, and examples. This clear format will help readers gain new insight into the concept of performance tasks and authentic assessment, which bring real-world problems and solutions into the classroom. In this way, Burke tells us how we can capture student interest and address standards in meaningful and time-effective ways. A great book to have on your shelf, with over 60 pages of resources for elementary, middle, and high school classrooms.
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