Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels,
each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels,
and each student demonstrates learning at high levels (Blackburn, 2008).

Thursday, January 8, 2015

3 Ways to Use #Assessment More Effectively

My newest podcast, 3 Ways to Use Assessment More Effectively, is posted over at School Leadership Briefing.  It's a short, 12 minute listen.

Assessment is integral to the teaching–learning process, and when done well can facilitate student learning and improved instruction. To provide several strategies for using assessment more effectively to raise student achievement, we’re joined by bestselling author and consultant, Barbara Blackburn. Dr. Blackburn is a nationally recognized expert on rigor and the author of numerous books, including Rigor in Your Classroom: A Toolkit for Teachers. In this segment, she addresses three important topics that school leaders will want to share with their teachers: how to use formative assessment more effectively to adjust instruction; the importance of giving quality assignments that assess what students know; and how teachers can develop a more useful grading policy that is tied directly to the purpose of assessments. 

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