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A Teacher's Guide to Classroom Assessment: Understanding and Using Assessment to Improve Student Learning


Authors:   Nancy McMunn, Susan Butler

A Teacher's Guide to Classroom Assessment is a comprehensive guide that shows step-by-step how to effectively integrate assessment into the classroom. Written for both new and seasoned teachers, this important book offers a practical aid for developing assessment skills and strategies, building assessment literacy, and ultimately improving student learning.

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Product Specifics

Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Number of pages: 288
Price: $29.95


Teachers, School Teams

Key Ideas:

Teachers need a clear understanding of classroom assessment, examples and models to emulate, feedback on their efforts, and support along the way in order to change and make improvements in the classroom. While most standardized testing results simply reveal the tip of the assessment iceberg of student assessment, formative classroom assessment can uncover individual student learning needs.

Ways to use:

Use this guide to assist in: 
  • designing quality performance tasks and scoring guides
  • setting standards-based learning targets
  • analyzing assessment data


For additional resources, visit our Classroom Assessment section.

APA Citation:

McMunn, N., Butler, S. (2006). A teacher's guide to classroom assessment: Understanding and using assessment to Improve student learning. Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass

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