From EL Education comes a proven approach to student assessment Leaders of Their Own Learning offers a new way of thinking about assessment based on the celebrated work of EL Education schools across the country. Student-Engaged Assessment is not a single practice but an approach to teaching and learning that equips and compels students to understand goals for their learning and growth, track their progress toward those goals, and take responsibility for reaching them. This requires a set of interrelated strategies and structures and a whole-school culture in which students are given the respect and responsibility to be meaningfully engaged in their own learning.
* Includes everything teachers and school leaders need to implement a successful Student-Engaged Assessment system in their schools * Outlines the practices that will engage students in making academic progress, improve achievement, and involve families and communities in the life of the school * Describes each of the book's eight key practices, gives advice on how to begin, and explains what teachers and school leaders need to put into practice in their own classrooms * Ron Berger is Chief Program Officer for EL Education and a former public school teacher Leaders of Their Own Learning shows educators how to ignite the capacity of students to take responsibility for their own learning, meet Common Core and state standards, and reach higher levels of achievement. DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
Ron Berger, chief academic officer for EL Education, taught public school for more than twenty-five years. Leah Rugen has worked as an educator and writer for more than twenty years. Libby Woodfin, a former teacher, is director of publications for EL Education.
DVD Contents vii Foreword by Mike Johnston xi Preface by Scott Hartl xv Acknowledgments xvii About the Authors xix About Expeditionary Learning xxi Introduction 1 1 Learning Targets 19 2 Checking for Understanding during Daily Lessons 53 3 Using Data with Students 93 4 Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback 131 5 Student-Led Conferences 177 6 Celebrations of Learning 209 7 Passage Presentations with Portfolios 253 8 Standards-Based Grading 299 Conclusion Transforming Schools 347 Appendix Accessing the Bonus Web Materials 351 References 353 How to Use the DVD 355 Index 357