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Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom
Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey show how to increase students' understanding with the help of creative formative assessments. When used regularly, these types of assessments enable every teacher to determine what students know, what they need to know, and what type of instructional interventions are effective.
Paperback, 158 pages
Published March 19th 2008 by Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
(first published January 1st 2007)
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What is wonderful about this book is that it reminds us of why we assess our students. Not just how to do it (which they do offer so many wonderful ways) but also why. Not for state testing requirements, not for state or federal funding, but to improve our teaching. We assess our students to improve their learning experiences through our teaching. We assess our students to see where misconceptions or flat out misunderstandings lie. A good book to remind us of how important these points are in th ...more
Mar 17, 2008 Mari rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: educators; anyone
Recommended to Mari by: Mary Harthun
The authors offer a rich array of practical and proven methods for diagnosing students' prior knowledge and preconceptions before instruction begins and for regularly monitoring their learning along the way.