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Updated Edition of Bestseller

From Standards to Rubrics in Six Steps

Tools for Assessing Student Learning
Third Edition
By: Kay Burke
Featuring a comprehensive six-step process for moving from standards to rubrics, this updated bestseller helps teachers build tasks, checklists, and rubrics; differentiate for special needs; and more.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781412987011
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2010
  • Page Count: 232
  • Publication date: September 15, 2010

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"A wonderfully practical book that contains real examples from real teachers, helpful checklists, and rubrics. I particularly like the application and reflection pages."
—Julie Davis, Executive Director, The Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators

"From Standards to Rubrics in Six Steps outlines an easy-to-follow process for designing and organizing standards-based instruction that engages students in performance-based learning. Kay Burke effectively shows teachers how to use checklists and rubrics to put students in the driver's seat of their own assessment for learning."
—Nancy Larimer, Professional Learning Supervisor, Cobb County School District, Marietta, GA

Practical tools for translating standards to rubrics and ensuring high student achievement!

In this new edition of her best-selling, comprehensive guide, internationally recognized assessment expert Kay Burke provides educators with a six-step process that makes it easier than ever to link teaching and assessment to standards.

Covering summative, formative, and differentiated assessments, this guide features templates for each step of the process—sample tasks, rubrics, and units—and a link to a companion website for further examples. From Standards to Rubrics in Six Steps has been updated to help teachers create more complex performance tasks, work in grade-level or vertical teams, and understand assessment for testing scenarios that involve technology. Burke shows you how to

  • Apply the six-step process using the book's theory, examples, applications, and explanations
  • Build your own tasks, checklists, and rubrics
  • Differentiate for special needs within standards-linked tasks
  • Provide good feedback and share checklists and rubrics with students for ongoing formative assessment and self-assessment

Using these tools, teachers can measure student understanding in a meaningful way, track student progress toward meeting standards, and increase the academic performance of all students!



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Kay Burke

Kay Burke has served as an award-winning classroom teacher and a school administrator, university instructor, and international professional developer. She works with Kay Burke & Associates, LLC, to provide workshops for teachers and administrators in standards-based learning, performance assessment, classroom management, mentoring, and portfolio development. For the past 18 years, Burke has presented at state and national conferences such as ASCD, NSDC, NAESP, NASSP, NMSA, and IRA as well as international conferences in Canada and Australia. She is the author of 10 professional development books and coauthor of a college textbook on assessment. Corwin Press published Burke's best-selling From Standards to Rubrics in Six Steps: Tools for Assessing Student Learning, K–8 (2006), a 2007 finalist for the Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing presented by the Association of Educational Publishers. Other books published by Corwin Press include How to Assess Authentic Learning, Fourth Edition (2005) and What to Do With the Kid Who: Developing Cooperation, Self-Discipline and Responsibility in the Classroom (Third Edition).
Table of Contents

Table of Contents


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1. Target the Standards

2. Find the Big Ideas

3. Organize Teacher Checklists

4. Create Performance Tasks

5. Develop Student Checklists

6. Design Teaching Rubrics

7. Final Thoughts






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