Classroom Assessment for Student Learning
helps readers gather accurate information about students’ achievement and use the assessment process and its results effectively to improve achievement. This user-friendly guide is full of practical tips, activities, and real-world examples of what assessment for learning looks like in today’s classrooms.
The 3rd Edition continues to focus on five keys to quality classroom assessment, with an enhanced emphasis on the formative use of classroom assessment results. The keys help readers 1) establish a clear assessment purpose to meet the information needs of all intended users; 2) base instruction and assessment on clear learning targets; 3) design or select all assessments to meet standards of accuracy; 4) communicate summative and formative results effectively; and 5) involve students in the assessment process and in using results to further learning.
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Jan Chappuis, educator and author, joined Rick Stiggins at the Assessment Training Institute in Portland, Oregon, in 2001. Prior to that she had been an elementary and secondary teacher as well as a curriculum developer in English/language arts, mathematics, social studies, and world languages.
For over 25 years, she has written books and developed workshops on classroom assessment literacy, presenting both nationally and internationally. She is recognized as a national thought leader in the area of formative assessment for her work in translating research into practical classroom applications. She is the author of Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning (2015), Learning Team Facilitator Handbook (2007), and co-author of Creating and Recognizing Quality Rubrics (2006), Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing It Right–Using It Well (2012), and Understanding School Assessment– A Parent and Community Guide to Helping Students Learn (2002).
Richard Stiggins founded the Assessment Training Institute in Portland, Oregon, in 1992 to provide professional development for educators facing the challenges of day-to-day classroom assessment.
Dr. Stiggins received his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, master’s degree in industrial psychology from Springfield (MA) College, and doctoral degree in education measurement from Michigan State University. Dr. Stiggins began his assessment work on the faculty of Michigan State before becoming a member of the faculty of educational foundations at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. In addition, he has served as director of test development for the ACT, Iowa City, Iowa; as a visiting scholar at Stanford University; as a Libra Scholar, University of Southern Maine; as a director of the Centers for Classroom Assessment and Performance Assessment at the Northwest Regional Laboratory, Portland, Oregon; and as a member of the Lewis and Clark College, Portland.