Teachers should endeavor to be experts on the subject of assessment protocol. In order to make reliable decisions about student achievement, assessments must be of high quality. In addition, improved teacher expertise in terms of assessment practice can have a significant impact on student achievement—up to a 34-percentile gain. This webinar will focus on presenting a new and innovative view regarding classroom assessments.
Implement effective grading practices. Transform your school's grading system into one that really shows what students know. Your team will explore specific aspects of standards-based grading implementation, from identifying prioritized standards and composing proficiency scales to creating aligned assessments and revising report cards.
The New Art and Science of Classroom Assessment Workshop examines the inadequacies of traditional assessment protocols and provides step-by-step guidance for transitioning to powerful assessment methods that better reflect student progress toward learning goals.
In the important book Awaken the Learner (2014), Darrell Scott and Robert Marzano made the point that K–12 schools primarily focus on knowledge and skills, to the detriment of their students. We are convinced, however, that motivation and inspiration are the most critical elements of successful schooling.