Guide Formative Assessment & Standards-Based Grading (Classroom Strategies)

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This flies in the face of his discussion in the early part of the book around the problems with using percentage grades. I believe that formative assessment schemes and reporting using percentage grades are two irreconcilable systems; but reconciling those systems is the heavy lifting that we have to do in our classrooms and our schools. Feb 11, Michael Heneghan rated it liked it. It took half a year or so or more!

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If you teach, you know who Marzano is and how respected he is in the field of educational research. This book makes me think that respect is deserved. Marzano goes in depth about what formative assessment is--and importantly, what it is not--and standards based grading. I am am interested in both, but the former is what prompted me to pick up this book. It has affected the way i assess my students, so, in my view, this was a It took half a year or so or more! It has affected the way i assess my students, so, in my view, this was a valuable read.

Nov 18, Dean rated it liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. OK, so Kay and I started reading this as part of a book study. I got through chapter 1 yesterday.

If you like data and you like lots of survey information meta analysis stuff, this is for you. Chapter 1 did have a very interesting quote: Sep 26, Kathy rated it liked it Shelves: There are more specific books just on formative assessment that would be a better place to start if that is your area of interest. Our current computer program for reporting wouldn't support a standards-based report Apr 14, Alex Meeres rated it liked it Recommends it for: I liked Marzano's presentation of research in the area of formative assessment, and he has some sensible ideas about organizing assessment data.

In some cases, though, it seemed as though his different tiers of assessment differed according to category more than complexity. I do not feel Marzano sufficiently answered the question, "What evidence should be used for a final grade," either. I might use some of what this book offers, but it is not a comprehensive book on the subject. Mar 07, Monta rated it liked it. I'm still struggling a bit with standards based grading.

This book talked about it, but a lot of the book was specifically how to implement it--with reviews and worksheets and reproducibles. Definitely more a how-to than a discussion about it, though the first chapter was research and theory. If you're a teacher looking into standards based assessment, this might not be a bad read.

Formative Assessment & Standards-Based Grading

Nov 21, Stuart Macalpine rated it liked it. Very US-based, particularly in the association between the 4. But some excellent data on effect sizes of feedback and a useful source book for standards-based assessment. Aug 15, Debi G.

While this book offers some strategies for record keeping and rationales for the superiority of formative assessment and standards based grading, I am left feeling unready to implement such changes without distorting the intent. Jan 10, Valerie rated it really liked it Shelves: I felt like there were some really interesting points on how to creat and score CFAs.

Since we are new to CFA creation in my district it offered some good insight! Jun 02, Dodie rated it really liked it Shelves: Great practical ideas on how to assess students by standards, and not arbitrary grades. Dec 25, Holly VanSkike rated it it was amazing. This book was great! I read it to learn how to implement standards-based grading in my classroom.

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I feel like it told me exactly what I needed to know to get started! Feb 16, Michael rated it really liked it. Another logical and well organized framework for quality instruction. A wonderful companion book to O'Connor's 15 fixes. May 16, Kathy Pedersen rated it liked it.

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I felt like this was pretty basic information, but relevant to changes in grading and assessments. Jul 14, Angela Brewington rated it it was amazing.

I loved this book!!!!! The author gives plenty of examples and moves you step-by-step on how to make this change in the way grading happens in a classroom. Extremely boring, and supremely unhelpful Don't waste your money on this one. Stacy rated it really liked it Jul 08, Lindsey rated it it was amazing Jan 29, LaMar Wilson rated it really liked it Feb 20, Richard rated it really liked it Mar 23, Kami Toumey rated it liked it Feb 17, Mbelzeski rated it liked it Aug 24, Erica Castillo rated it liked it Jun 05, Don rated it liked it Dec 27, Jessica rated it really liked it Sep 02, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Marzano integrates formative assessment and a standards-based grading system into an innovative process that changes how teachers assess student work in order to improve academic achievement. By starting with the components of quality assessments, moving on to effective rubric design, and then describing in detail how those tools can be used to provide effective feedback and valid grades, this book bridges the gap from schooling to learning.

Wish List Checkout Sign In. Customer Service Cart Total: You have no items in your shopping cart. Canadian Customers Click Here. Add to Wish List. Benefits Learn how to design three types of formative classroom assessments that should be used in a comprehensive system. Understand the difference between standards-based and standards-referenced systems. Find out why it is usually inappropriate to use the point scale in conjunction with formative assessment. Gain a systematic approach to the design and use of rubrics. Learn four basic approaches to tracking student progress using reproducible grade sheets.

Use technology to track progress and generate reports. Create grades for teachers using formative approaches. Utilize an appendix that clearly explains the concept of effect size. Discover exercises to help readers assess and reinforce their understanding of the new strategies. Additional Info Product Code: Reproducibles These reproducibles include handouts to copy and share, as well as forms you can fill in electronically.

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