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Checking for Understanding : Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom

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What teacher hasn't sometimes believed that the entire class understands a lesson, even though only a few students are nodding their heads and answering questions? Later, the teacher is dismayed when many students fail a related test. Why aren't students getting it? And, just as important, why didn't the teacher recognize the problem?

Author Biography

Douglas Fisher is a professor of language and literacy education at San Diego State University Nancy Frey is an associate professor of literacy at San Diego State University

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Why Check for Understanding?p. 1
Using Oral Language to Check for Understandingp. 15
Using Questions to Check for Understandingp. 36
Using Writing to Check for Understandingp. 57
Using Projects and Performances to Check for Understandingp. 72
Using Tests to Check for Understandingp. 98
Using Common Assessments and Consensus Scoring to Check for Understandingp. 120
Afterword: Checking Your Own Understandingp. 134
Referencesp. 141
Indexp. 151
About the Authorsp. 157
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