This book shows you how to improve student achievement by providing them with frequent feedback on their work. It provides a step-by-step process to help you -Write good questions that asses student learning -Design your own formative assessments -Administer short-cycle assessments -Analyze and use data to shape instruction -Prepare your students for high-stakes tests Includes activities and forms to walk you through the process step by step.
Introduction: What is a Short-Cycle Assessment? Part I An Introduction to Short-Cycle Assessments 1. The Long and the Short of Short-Cycle Assessments 2. The SCORE Process 3. Understanding the Content Standards 4. Understanding the State Assessments 5. Creating a Pacing Guide 6. Question Writing: Constructing Questions that Address the Standard 7. Designing Your Assessment 8. Standardization of Administration 9. Looking at the Data 10. Making Adjustments in the Classroom