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Ahead of the Curve

The Power of Assessment to Transform Teaching and Learning

Ahead of the Curve

Edited by:
Douglas Reeves
Publisher: Solution Tree
Publication date: November 1, 2007

Page count: 280

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This anthology brings the ideas and recommendations of many of the world’s education leaders into one resource that illustrates the many perspectives on effective assessment design and implementation. From involving students in the assessment process to ensuring accuracy and applying assessments to English learners and students with special needs, you will find compelling insights and proven strategies.


  • Learn three important ways you can change your approach to assessment to improve student learning.
  • Implement a recommended sequence for designing common formative assessments.
  • Discover how to design a comprehensive approach to classroom assessment.
  • Study the four keys to assessment quality: clear purpose, clear targets, accurate assessment, and effective communication.
  • Consider eight guidelines for transforming your grading system to a standards-based system.
  • Integrate a purposeful, collaborative approach to data collection and analysis.
  • Understand the role leaders play in defining, supporting, and instituting effective practice.

Additional Info

Product Code: BKF232

ISBN: 9781934009062

Study Guide

This study guide is arranged by chapter, enabling readers to either work their way through the entire book or to focus on topics addressed in a particular chapter.

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