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Learn to use restorative assessments to promote equity, reduce conflict, and encourage student success—with real-world examples, action points and reflection questions, and practical strategies.
- Grade Level: PreK-12
- ISBN: 9781506390253
- Published By: Corwin
- Year: 2017
- Page Count: 176
- Publication date: September 28, 2017
Encourage achievement with assessments that promote growth—for every student!
Imagine a classroom where students can’t wait to take tests. A dream? Maybe. But when you make restorative assessment part of your classroom culture, your students are more likely to feel safe, ready for challenges, and eager to showcase their knowledge whenever they have the chance.
Unlike ordinary testing, restorative assessments offer students multiple ways to demonstrate their learning—promoting equity and reducing conflict in the classroom. Since assessments happen regularly, you have more opportunities to check student progress and tailor your teaching accordingly. In this guide, you’ll find:
- Real-world examples of restorative assessment in practice
- Cutting-edge research on personalized learning and assessment
- Practical strategies for implementation
- Action points and reflection questions
In today’s diverse classrooms, one-size-fits-all learning is a thing of the past. Empower your teaching—and your students—by mastering restorative assessment and helping every student grow.
Sister Camille Anne Campbell, President
Mount Carmel Academy
"Why waste time on assessment for just more data when you can have assessment that is restorative and intentionally creates more learning opportunities for all students? This book offers the structure for a purpose-driven assessment system that uses student-centered formative assessments as a means to respond to learning, re-engage students and immediately deliver specific, appropriate instruction to allow all students to succeed."
Renee Peoples, Teaching and Learning Coach
Swain West Elementary
Table of Contents
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
1. REVERTING ASSESSMENT TO ITS INTENDED PURPOSE
Research-Based Best Practices in Assessment
Technically Sound Assessment
2. RESTORING BALANCE
The Importance of Balance
Types of Assessment
Seamless and Continuous Assessment
Merging Teaching, Learning, and Assessing
Assessing Through the Taxonomy
Planning for Assessment
Balanced Assessment Systems
3. REINSTATING MASTERY AND GROWTH
Cornerstones and Keystones
Supporting and Gauging Progress
Assessment as Learning
Changing Assessment Mindsets
4. REFOCUSING ON LEARNERS
Students at the Center
5. RECONSIDERING NONCOGNITIVE SKILLS
Cognitive and Noncognitive: Not an Either/Or
Skills and Dispositions for Success
Noncognitive for At-Risk Learners
Assessing Noncognitive Skills and Attributes
6. CONCLUSIONS AND NEW BEGINNINGS
Nurture Local Culture
Unify Policy and Practice
Partnering With Parents
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"Restorative Assessment provides excellent information and training for teachers and an in-depth understanding of students of today. The practices recommended in this book will transform schools and create challenging, healthy learning environments for all children."Sister Camille Anne Campbell, President
Mount Carmel Academy
"Restorative Assessment challenges the present way of looking at assessment through research-based information. Restoring assessment to its rightful place as an integral part of teaching rather than a separate entity is critical to positive student outcomes and overall success!"Julie Frederick, Nationally Board Certified Teacher
Seattle Public Schools
"Why waste time on assessment for just more data when you can have assessment that is restorative and intentionally creates more learning opportunities for all students? This book offers the structure for a purpose-driven assessment system that uses student-centered formative assessments as a means to respond to learning, re-engage students and immediately deliver specific, appropriate instruction to allow all students to succeed."Renee Peoples, Teaching and Learning Coach
Swain West Elementary