The Principal as Assessment Leader explores the importance of effective classroom assessment to student achievement and the role of school leaders to model and spark positive change through building teacher literacy, providing targeted professional development, acquiring appropriate technology, and more.
With insights from expert practitioners, this book offers to help schools make the shift to best-practice assessment for districtwide improvements in student learning.
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|Laying the Foundation of Assessment Literacy||p. 7|
|Paving the Way for an Assessment-Rich Culture||p. 9|
|Build, Promote, Guide, Provide, Monitor: Action Words for Principals as Instructional Leaders in Assessment||p. 31|
|A Principal's Guide to Assessment||p. 53|
|Building Assessment Expertise Through Twenty-First-Century Professional Development||p. 73|
|A Seven-Module Plan to Build Teacher Knowledge of Balanced Assessment||p. 93|
|Collecting, Interpreting, and Reporting Data||p. 119|
|Plug Us In, Please: Using Digital Tools for Data Collection||p. 121|
|Finding Meaning in the Numbers||p. 149|
|The Courage to Implement Standards-Based Report Cards||p. 175|
|Assessing Students at Risk||p. 201|
|Lowering High School Failure Rates||p. 203|
|Assessing the Student at Risk: A New Look at School-Based Credit Recovery||p. 225|
|Formative Assessment, Transformative Relationships||p. 245|
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Thomas R. Guskey, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he began his career in education as a middle school teacher, served as an administrator in Chicago Public Schools, and was the first Director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, a national educational research center. He is the author/editor of 18 books and over 200 articles published in prominent research journals as well as Educational Leadership, Kappan, and School Administrator. Dr. Guskey served on the Policy Research Team of the National Commission on Teaching & Americaï¿½s Future, on the Task Force to develop the National Standards for Staff Development, and recently was named a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association, which also honored him in 2006 for his outstanding contribution relating research to practice. His most recent books include Developing Standards-Based Report Cards (2010), Practical Solutions for Serious Problems in Standards-Based Grading (Ed.) (2009), The Principal as Assessment Leader (Ed.) (2009), The Teacher as Assessment Leader (Ed.) (2009), and Benjamin S. Bloom: Portraits of an Educator (Ed.) (2006).