7 Classroom Assessment Practices That Promote Learning (As Well As Measure It)


Speaker: Jay McTighe

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SKU: 70107

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Snapshot: Every moment in the classroom counts in the race to help students learn all that they can while they’re in school. However, in this era of accountability, administrators and teachers frequently feel a need to practice for high-stakes tests with classroom assessments that mimic the format of state/provincial tests.

While it’s important that students be familiar with the test formats of high-stakes tests, limiting classroom assessment to this kind of test prep is a poor strategy for engaging students and raising their achievement.

In this webinar, Jay McTighe, author of the best-selling Understanding by Design, series, will help you expand your thinking about assessment. Classroom assessment and meaningful learning do not need to be incompatible. Jay will present 7 practical and proven classroom assessment practices that help advance learning while also allowing teachers to gauge what students understand, know and can do.

Webinar Topics:

  • Using summative assessments to frame meaningful performance goals
  • Showing criteria and models of quality work in advance
  • Assessing before teaching
  • Offering appropriate choices
  • Providing feedback early and often
  • Encouraging self-assessment and goal-setting
  • Allowing new evidence of achievement to replace old evidence

Other webinar topics:

  • What does it mean to “think like an assessor”
  • How are different achievement targets most appropriately addressed
  • What is “falling through the cracks” of conventional testing
  • What is understanding and how is it revealed
  • How can classroom assessment practices establish worthy learning targets and provide the feedback needed for improved performance



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About the Speaker

Jay McTighe

Jay McTighe is familiar to most educators because of his highly acclaimed books and his speaking engagements at many national, state and district conferences and workshops. Jay is co-author, with Grant Wiggins, of the best-selling Understanding by Design series, Understanding by Design (1998); The Understanding by Design Handbook (1999); The Understanding by Design Study Guide (2000); The Understanding by Design Professional Development Workbook (2004); Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design (2006); and Schooling by Design (2007). Jay has also co-authored 3 books on assessment, Assessing Learning in the Classroom; Assessing Outcomes: Performance Assessment Using the Dimensions of Learning Model; and Evaluation Tools to Improve as Well as Evaluate Student Performance.

Jay is a principal in his own consulting firm, McTighe and Associates. He previously served as director of the Maryland Assessment Consortium, a state collaboration of school districts working together to develop and share formative performance assessments.

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