Turn Assessments into Learning Goals: How to Engage Students in Assessment to Boost Motivation and Achievement


Speakers: Sandra Herbst, Anne Davies


SKU: W021816

Webinar Description

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The research is clear:  Teachers who make assessment part of the learning process create classrooms where students learn and achieve more. If you want your students to strive to produce quality work in relation to standards, they need to be “in the loop” on what the learning goals are and how progress is being measured.

Join Sandra Herbst and Anne Davies for a 2-hour webinar that will give you lots of practical ideas and strategies for involving students in assessing how well they are meeting curricular standards and expectations. Sandra and Anne will show you how you can help students use the language of assessment, identify quality work and self-monitor their progress.

Webinar Topics

  • Cross-curricular examples of assessment for learning
  • Practical, classroom-tested ideas for formative assessment and self-assessment
  • Setting clear learning targets and helping students to set goals
  • A process to co-construct assessment criteria with your students
  • Simple ideas to engage your students in self-assessment
  • Tools your students can use to collect evidence of their learning
  • A structure for sharing samples of quality work with your students
  • Tips for increasing the amount of specific and descriptive feedback you give your students


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About the Speakers

Sandra Herbst

Sandra Herbst, CEO of connect2learning, an educational publisher in British Columbia, is a prominent system leader, author, speaker, coach consultant and educator with extensive experience in assessment, leadership and adult learning. She has worked in both elementary and secondary schools and is a former classroom and specialty teacher, school administrator, program consultant and assistant superintendent. Sandra has facilitated professional learning in schools, districts and organizations in leadership, instruction, assessment and evaluation.

Sandra is co-author and  co-editor of several books. Here most recent book (with Anne Davies) is A Fresh Look and Grading and Reporting in High Schools (2014).  The elementary version, Grading, Reporting and Professional Judgement: Taking Action in Elementary Classrooms, will be published in 2016.


Anne Davies

A noted international authority of quality classroom assessment, Dr. Anne Davies has supported educators, school faculties and school systems as they have worked toward improving assessment practices in support of learning. Anne now focuses on researching and writing about classroom assessment. She led the Canadian team that organized and hosted the 5th International Symposium on Assessment for Learning and the 1st Canadian Symposium on Assessment for Learning in Fredericton, New Brunswick in April 2014.

Anne is the author and co-author of more than 30 books and multimedia resources, including the best-seller, Making Classroom Assessment Work, now in its third  edition. It is a companion book for Leading the Way to Assessment for Learning: A Practical Guide. She is co-author (with Sandra Herbst) of A Fresh Look at Grading and Reporting in High Schools (2014). The elementary companion book, Grading, Reporting and Professional Judgment: Taking Action in Elementary Classrooms, will be published this year.


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