The Big Fresh May 27, 2017 Tyranny of the Score
In his book Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance, Dr. Atul Gawande shares stories of medical professionals who veer off the normal path in order to improve their work and realize better outcomes. Gawande refers to these people as “positive deviants.”
This week we look at creative ways to assess students, and we'll continue the theme next week. Plus more as always -- enjoy!
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Matt Renwick is an elementary principal in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Matt blogs at Reading by Example (www.readingbyexample.com), tweets @ReadByExample, and writes for ASCD.
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Melanie Meehan works with fifth graders to help them create their own set of indicators of success in a writing unit:
The Draw-a-Reader test from Suzy Kaback is a fun way to get to know the readers of any age that also provides insight into their background knowledge and personal reading histories:
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Christy Rush-Levine uses a quick assessment during writing workshop conferences to connect expert students with peers who might need assistance. She includes a video example of the practice:
In an encore video, Franki Sibberson explains how formative assessments help her infuse energy and excitement into her writing workshop:
Catch up this summer on all our print and video offerings on assessment tools at this link:
That's all for this week!
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