December 26. 2016
If assessment does not result in improved teaching, then its value in school diminishes greatly.
December 19. 2016
Goal of systematic assessment is to make teaching efficient and responsive.
December 16. 2016
Teaching is the opportunity to help students expand their processing power in a way that is generative.
November 30. 2016
The primary purpose of assessment is to gather data to inform teaching.
November 16. 2016
The interpretation and use of benchmark data are more important than the scores themselves.
November 9. 2016
Assessment is not teaching; it is gathering information for teaching.
November 4. 2016
The ability to observe, analyze, and interpret reading behavior is the foundation of effective teaching.
October 26. 2016
The purpose of assessment is to meet students where they are and bring them forward with intention and precision.
October 11. 2016
There are so many factors at play in the reading process...The more teachers know, the more effectively they can support really effective processing.
September 30. 2016
Assessment is the key factor in reaching the below-level reader in the upper grades. Teachers must be able to discuss effective and ineffective reading behaviors, as well as how text being read by students may or may not be supportive of new learning.