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CFA 2.0 Workbook

Using the CFA process, grade-level or course-level teacher teams collaboratively create unit-based assessments to assess student understanding of learning intentions derived from state or Common Core standards. The process allows teachers to intentionally align their pre- and post-assessments and use the resulting student feedback as diagnostic data to adjust and differentiate instruction.

        

  View the CFA 2.0 Process Poster              

 

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Learning Outcomes for 4-Day Workshop:

  • Create a first-draft using the CFA 2.0 design steps
  • Learn the fundamentals for designing a CFA
  • Build the "highway" to aligned assessments
  • Decide the learning intentions and student success criteria for a unit of study
  • Evaluate and revise assessment questions for quality
  • Plan the learning progressions for students to attain the learning intensions
  • Create quick progress checks to coincide with the learning progressions
  • Plan for next steps using the success criteria for effective implementation of CFAs

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Learning Outcomes for 3-Day Workshop:

  • Review the fundamentals for designing a CFA
  • Revise your own already-created CFA using the CFA 2.0 design process
  • Build the "highway" to aligned assessments
  • Decide the learning intentions and student success criteria for a unit of study
  • Evaluate and revise assessment questions for quality
  • Plan the learning progressions for students to attain the learning intentions
  • Create quick progress checks to coincide with the learning progressions
  • Plan for next steps using the success criteria for effective implementation of CFAs

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Learning Outcomes for 2-Day Workshop:

  • Use the CFA 2.0 design steps to take your own assessments "to the next level"
  • Build the "highway" to aligned assessments
  • Decide the learning intentions and student success criteria for a unit of study
  • Evaluate and revise assessment questions for quality
  • Plan the learning progressions for students to attain the learning intentions
  • Create quick progress checks to coincide with the learning progressions