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25. A Research Summary Our final gift to you - the twenty-fifth - celebrating our 25th anniversary is an article, “System Leaders Using Assessment for Learning as Both the Change and the Change Process: A Research Summary” written by Anne Davies and Sandra...

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24. From Reporting to Informing: Students and the Language of Assessment The twenty-fourth gift to you is a blog post, “From Reporting to Informing: Students and the Language of Assessment” by Anne Davies where she demonstrates how students can learn the...

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23. Making Classroom Assessment Work, 3rd Edition The twenty-third gift is from Anne Davies, Ph.D.’s best-selling book, Making Classroom Assessment Work, 3rd Edition and shows the four steps to involving students in setting and using criteria. Download the...

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22. Preparing for a New Year: Building an Assessment Plan The twenty-second gift to you is a guide written by Anne Davies, Ph.D. “Preparing for a New Year: Building an Assessment Plan” in which she identifies 12 key steps to building a successful...

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21. Evidence of Learning in a Mathematics Classroom – Video Clip (2:31) Our twenty-first gift is a video of Donna Nakamura and her fifth grade class at Mae’mae’ Elementary School in Honolulu, Hawaii. This video shows Donna preparing her students to select...

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20. Directions for a Professional Learning Conversation - Two Books The twentieth gift celebrating our 25th anniversary is a Professional Learning Conversation in which we combined two of our books, Making Classroom Assessment Work, 3rd Edition and Making...

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19. Directions for a Professional Learning Conversation for the Knowing What Counts series Our nineteenth gift to you: Directions for a Professional Learning Conversation using the 4 books in the Knowing What Counts series (Setting and Using Criteria,...

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18. Making Physical Education Instruction and Assessment Work The eighteenth gift celebrating our 25th Anniversary is from Making Physical Education Instruction and Assessment Work. The Observation Checklist is a tool students can use to provide...

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17. Protocols for Professional Learning Conversations: Cultivating the Art and Discipline The seventeenth gift, from Protocols for Professional Learning Conversations: Cultivating the Art and Discipline, illustrates six important ground rules for receiving...

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16. When Students Fail to Learn: Protocols for a School-Wide Response Our sixteenth gift, from When Students Fail to Learn: Protocols for a School-Wide Response, describes six main culture shifts involved in educational change to ensure that each student...

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15. Lesson Study: Powerful Assessment and Professional Practice The fifteenth gift is a Debriefing Protocol from Lesson Study: Powerful Assessment and Professional Practice. Teachers can record observations and reflections so as to better identify the...

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14. Residency: Powerful Assessment and Professional Practice Our fourteenth gift to you is a guide from Residency: Powerful Assessment and Professional Practice. It suggests some choices to make as one creates an instructional sequence for your students....

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13. Making Writing Instruction Work The thirteenth gift, from Making Writing Instruction Work, is a set of criteria that was co-constructed with students. This criteria defines quality clearly for students and gives them language to use as they talk about...

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12. Transforming Schools and Systems Using Assessment: A Practical Guide Our twelfth gift to you is from Transforming Schools and Systems Using Assessment: A Practical Guide. Working Through Resistance is a template that can be used when considering a...

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11. Leading the Way to Assessment for Learning: A Practical Guide The eleventh gift is from Leading the Way to Assessment for Learning: A Practical Guide. The Clapping Activity provides a great illustration of how learner involvement can make a difference....

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10. Quality Assessment in High Schools:      Accounts From Teachers The tenth key idea, is a chapter - Mathematics Teachers are Ahead of the Curve When It Comes to Assessment for Learning - from Quality Assessment in High...

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9. A Fresh Look at Grading and Reporting in High Schools Our ninth gift to you, from A Fresh Look at Grading and Reporting in High Schools, is an example of how a high school world issues teacher collected triangulated evidence of learning with her...

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8. Grading, Reporting, and Professional Judgment     in Elementary Classrooms Our eighth key idea, from Grading, Reporting, and Professional Judgment in Elementary Classrooms, highlights how Grade 1 students are communicating what...

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7. Collecting Evidence and Portfolios:    Engaging Students in Pedagogical Documentation The seventh gift, from Collecting Evidence and Portfolios: Engaging Students in Pedagogical Documentation, offers an overview of the five valuable...

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6. Rencontres et communication de l’apprentissage Notre sixième idée, tirée de Rencontres et communication de l’apprentissage, porte sur la façon dont les élèves peuvent utiliser les enveloppes d’objectifs pour recueillir des preuves et montrer comment ils...

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5. Conferencing and Reporting Our fifth gift key idea, from Conferencing and Reporting, 2nd Edition, describes one way students can show proof of learning and initiate informal conversations with others. Download a pdf of page 27 from Conferencing and...

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4. L’autoévaluation et la détermination des objectifs Notre quatrième cadeau, tiré de L’autoévaluation et la détermination des objectifs, montre comment les élèves peuvent utiliser les registres personnels comme preuves d’apprentissage. Download a pdf of...

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3. Self-Assessment and Goal Setting Our third gift to you is from Self-Assessment and Goal Setting, 2nd Edition by Kathleen Gregory, Caren Cameron, and Anne Davies. It features a self-assessment strategy that your students can use to show proof of their...

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2. Établir et utiliser des critères Notre deuxième idée montre comment l’utilisation des acronymes aide les élèves à se souvenir des critères d’évaluation. Download a pdf of pages 50 - 51 from Établir et utiliser des...

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1. Setting and Using Criteria Our very first idea for you is from Setting and Using Criteria by Kathleen Gregory, Caren Cameron, and Anne Davies and describes a strategy that you can use to assess without grading or marking student work. Enjoy! Download a pdf of pages...
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