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Transformative Assessment

Transformative Assessment

  • Author: W. James Popham
  • Publisher: ASCD
  • ISBN: 141660667X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 150
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Testing expert W. James Popham cuts through the jargon and the hype to provide the definitive nuts-and-bolts introduction to formative assessment, a process with the power to completely transform teaching and learning. In his inimitable style, Popham explains the research supporting formative assessment's effectiveness and why familiarity with this research is the key to preserving both teacher sanity and district funds. You'll find step-by-step guidance on how to build frameworks for formative assessment and how to carry out each of the process's four levels: teachers' instructional adjustments, students' learning tactic adjustments, a classroom climate shift, and schoolwide implementation. This book is the place to start for educators considering formative assessment, curious about why their school system is embracing formative assessment, or wondering why the "formative assessments" they're using now aren't producing the desired results. Here, you'll learn what formative assessment is and isn't, what it can do and what it can't, and the practical way to reap its very real rewards: better teaching and better learning.

Transformative Assessment in Action

Transformative Assessment in Action

An Inside Look at Applying the Process

  • Author: W. James Popham
  • Publisher: ASCD
  • ISBN: 141661124X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 199
  • View: 4549
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In this follow-up to the best-selling Transformative Assessment, W. James Popham focuses on the decisions involved in the planning and implementation of formative assessment, providing the practical guidance and models you need to turn "formative assessment talk" into "formative assessment action."

Promoting Integrated and Transformative Assessment

Promoting Integrated and Transformative Assessment

A Deeper Focus on Student Learning

  • Author: Catherine Wehlburg
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 197
  • View: 7685
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Assessment plays a key role in institutions of higher education. However, many colleges and universities simply add their assessment plans onto other teaching, learning, service, and research activities in order to prepare for an impending accreditation visit. In this important resource, Catherine M. Wehlburg outlines an integrated and ongoing system for assessment that both prepares for an accreditation visit and truly enhances student learning. This innovative approach can be adapted for use in a wide variety of situations to transform a department or an entire institution.

Elements of Quality Online Education

Elements of Quality Online Education

Into the Mainstream

  • Author: John R. Bourne,Janet C. Moore
  • Publisher: Olin College - Sloan-C
  • ISBN: 9780967774169
  • Category: Distance education
  • Page: 226
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In the ten years since the inception of the Sloan Consortium, the field of online learning has entered the mainstream of higher education, making online learning a core ingredient of tomorrow¿s educational paradigms. Now that digital natives are coming of age, the blending of on-ground and online education is continuous and unstoppable. Growing demands for wide choice suggest that the blended agenda presses us rapidly into new realms of inquiry. Thus, the title of this collection, the fifth volume in the Sloan-C series on quality, is Elements of Quality Online Education: Into the Mainstream. The 14 peer-reviewed studies in this volume provide guidance for effectively responding to the challenges facing higher education.¿The studies on Student Satisfaction recognize that significant populations remain underserved. Yet asynchronous learning networks (ALNs) are widening access by easing some of the constraints of place-based, synchronous learning, so that many more and many more new kinds of learners can achieve satisfaction and success. ¿The studies on Learning Effectiveness share an emphasis on the ways that ALN exceeds the ¿no significant difference¿ minimum standard for learning outcomes.¿The studies on blending, combining face-to-face and online methods for learning, offer rich possibilities for what many see as the best of both learning modes.¿The studies on assessment go to the core of the Sloan-C quality framework and its emphasis on continuous quality improvement through demonstrating progress towards the overarching goal of affordable access for all in a wide range of disciplines.In our time of ¿profound, rapid, and discontinuous change,¿ these studies envision solutions to the challenges of online, blended and face-to-face education in higher education. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the purpose of the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) is to help learning organizations continually improve quality, scale, and breadth according to their own distinctive missions, so that education will become a part of everyday life, accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, in a wide variety of disciplines.

Handbook of Teaching for Physical Therapists - E-Book

Handbook of Teaching for Physical Therapists - E-Book

  • Author: Gail M. Jensen,Elizabeth Mostrom
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 1455706019
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 304
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Whether you are practicing in an in-patient or an out-patient facility, academic institution, or clinical residency program, this well-respected handbook gives you the background and guidance you need to effectively educate individuals across the continuum of physical therapy practice. Practical, real-life examples show you how to: incorporate health literacy and needs of the learner; assess and adapt to the various learning styles of patients; use simulations in education; facilitate the development of clinical reasoning skills; and assess learning outcomes and the effectiveness of your teaching. Plus, four all-new chapters and major revisions of all content throughout the book keep you on top of the latest research and best practices. Coverage of the theory and application of educational principles across the continuum of PT practice provides the information you need to improve your skills in the educational process both in academic and clinical settings. Two section format divides content into two parts: designing academic and clinical education programs and teaching students in academic and clinical settings; and teaching patients and families in clinical and community settings. Variety of teaching and teaching assessment methods expands your teaching, learning, and assessment repertoires. Case stories at the beginning of each chapter allow you to see the relevance of the information in the chapter. Threshold concepts highlight key ideas that are important to know. Annotated bibliography at end of each chapter provides resources for further study. NEW! Chapter on Authentic Assessment: Simulation-Based Education reflects the new ways to facilitate student learning through the use of human simulation models. NEW! Chapter on Strategies for Planning and Implementing Interprofessional Education covers the fundamental concepts of team-based care and interprofessional learning. NEW! Chapter on What Makes a Good Clinical Teacher? translates current research on clinical teaching into clinical education and practice. NEW! Chapter on Facilitating the Teaching and Learning of Clinical Reasoning helps you apply current research on clinical reasoning in rehabilitation to clinical education and teaching. NEW! Two combined chapters on Patient Education and Health Literacy (previously chapters 8 and 12) and Applied Behavioral Theory and Adherence: Models for Practice (previously chapters 9 and 10) provide focused presentations on current thinking and practical strategies for addressing health literacy issues in the clinical environment. NEW! Expanded chapter on Post-Professional Clinical Residency and Fellowship Education offers more information on models and trends in residency education and mentoring.

Course Management Systems for Learning

Course Management Systems for Learning

Beyond Accidental Pedagogy

  • Author: Colleen Carmean,Ali Jafari
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1591405149
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 399
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Course Management Systems for Learning: Beyond Accidental Pedagogy is a comprehensive overview of standards, practices and possibilities of course management systems in higher education. Course Management Systems for Learning: Beyond Accidental Pedagogy focuses on what the current knowledge is (in best practices, research, standards and implementations) and the history of the CMS, while also discussing innovative practices in CMS instructional design that have been informed by learning theory and intentional pedagogy. The last section of this book is an invited section, where vendors (WebCT, OKI, Angel) and innovators address their vision of the tools, practices and possibilities in a true next generation. Course Management Systems for Learning: Beyond Accidental Pedagogy represents the points-of-view of a variety of stakeholders and allows each to write in the style and language that is relevant to their field, making this an incredibly useful tool for practitioners, developers, administrators, faculty members, and students.

Assessment and Documentation in Early Childhood Education

Assessment and Documentation in Early Childhood Education

  • Author: Maarit Alasuutari,Ann-Marie Markström,Ann-Christine Vallberg-Roth
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317817060
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 152
  • View: 8789
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Documentation in early childhood education is typically seen as a means to enhance the quality of care and education, and as a way to take account of the child’s view. Assessment and Documentation in Early Childhood Education considers the increasing trend towards systematic child documentation especially in early childhood institutions. The authors present ways in which assessment and evaluation is done sometimes explicitly but more often implicitly in these practices, and explore its means, aims, forms, and functions. They also examine the rationalities of child documentation from the perspective of professional practice and professionalism and suggest that documentation and assessment practices can weaken and constrain but also empower and strengthen teachers, children and parents. Topics explored include: Different forms of documentation and assessment Documentation and listening to the children Dilemmas of assessment and documentation Participation by children Involvement of parents This timely book will be appealing for those studying in the field of early childhood education, teacher education, special education, general education, social work, counselling, psychology, sociology, childhood studies, and family studies.

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Assessment for Learning

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Assessment for Learning

  • Author: David Spendlove
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472911024
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 120
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100 Ideas: QUICK - EASY - INSPIRED - OUTSTANDING The use of assessment for learning (AfL) to provide valuable and continuous formative feedback continues to be a vital skill for every classroom teacher. This brand new book will help secondary teachers to develop a broader understanding of the impact that effective AfL can have in the classroom and the key reasons for using it to improve teaching and learning. It also provides easy to implement strategies and tops to help you plan and evaluate your provision. By using the AfL techniques in this book you will sharpen your teaching, increase pupil autonomy and ensure rapid and sustained progress is taking place for every pupil. Key topics covered are questioning and dialogue, written and verbal feedback, as well as improving behaviour using AfL strategies and explaining its importance to parents. Each idea includes step-by-step instructions to help you implement the techniques i the classroom as well as practical tips and taking it further ideas. This book is a must-have for every secondary teacher looking to improve their AfL provision and transform their pupils into outstanding learners.

Evaluating America’s Teachers

Evaluating America’s Teachers

Mission Possible?

  • Author: W. James Popham
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 1452277583
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 200
  • View: 3670
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When teacher evaluations are fair, everyone wins. Poor evaluation systems don’t just hurt teachers—they hurt students, too. That’s why America can’t afford to wait for the teacher-evaluation problem to be solved. To provide balanced, accurate, and rigorous evaluations that take into account each teacher’s particular circumstances, only one system can work: evidence-governed collegial judgment. This book includes: A discussion of common evaluation systems, including testing, value-added models, and observations Analysis of federal guidelines and state responses Action steps teachers and school leaders can take to influence policy A clear rationale and strategies for implementing a teacher evaluation model based on human judgment

Assessing Student Understanding in Science

Assessing Student Understanding in Science

A Standards-Based K-12 Handbook

  • Author: Sandra K. Enger,Robert E. Yager
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 9781412969932
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 196
  • View: 6536
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Provides extensive standards-based examples for assessing science teaching and learning, including the use of portfolios, formative assessments, student self-evaluations, rubrics, and science notebooks.