The Principal as Assessment Leader

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-01
  • Publisher: Solution Tree

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The Principal as Assessment Leader explores the importance of effective classroom assessment on student achievement and offers ideas to model and spark positive change. Insights from expert practitioners will help schools make the shift to best-practice assessment for systemic improvements in student learning. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Cassandra Erkens explains how principals can support much-needed shifts in assessment policy and classroom practices. Susan Huff outlines five categories of principal practices that drive schoolwide improvement in teacher practice and student learning. Chris Jakicic explains how to create a balanced system of formative and summative assessment. Dennis King shows how to use curriculum mapping to drive professional development in assessment. Tammy Heflebower introduces a seven-module professional development model to create a balanced assessment system. William M. Ferriter explores how leaders can facilitate the use of meaningful technological tools to support sound assessment practices. Nicole M. Vagle shows how to build a culture of collective inquiry around assessment data to promote student learning. Ainsley B. Rose describes the challenges and rewards of using standards-based assessment and reporting processes. Mark Weichel outlines six steps that a principal can take to lower high school failure rates. Charles Hinman describes a school-based credit-recovery system that lowers the high school dropout rate. Tom Hierck examines the impact of positive assessment relationships on student success.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Laying the Foundation of Assessent Literacyp. 7
Paving the Way for an Assessment-Rich Culturep. 9
Build, Promote, Guide, Provide, Monitor: Action Words for Principals as Instructional Leaders in Assessmentp. 31
A Principal's Guide to Assessmentp. 53
Building Assessment Expertise Through Twenty-First-Century Professional Developmentp. 73
A Seven-Module Plan to Build Teacher Knowledge of Balanced Assessmentp. 93
Collecting, Interpreting, and Reporting Datap. 119
Plug Us In, Please: Using Digital Tools for Data Collectionp. 121
Finding Meaning in the Numbersp. 149
The Courage to Implement Standards-Based Report Cardsp. 175
Assessing Students at Riskp. 201
Lowering High School Failure Ratesp. 203
Assessing the Student at Risk: A New Look at School-Based Credit Recoveryp. 225
Formative Assessment, Transformative Relationshipsp. 245
Indexp. 265
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