Assessment in Perspective blog tour kicks off today!

May 17th, 2013

We are excited to kick off our blog tour for Assessment in Perspective with this welcome from The Sisters, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser. In their foreword for the book, they write: “We believe this book is a must-have for all educators. It is the perfect guide to maximize the benefit of assessments. It will help us to truly know, understand, and teach all of our children.

You can preview the book online, order your own copy, and join the conversation with the authors next week on the following blogs:

Monday, May 20:  A Year of Reading (check out their recent review of the book)
Tuesday, May 21: Our Camp Read-A-Lot
Wednesday, May 22: Reflect and Refine

Check back on the Stenhouse blog on Friday, May 24 for a wrap-up of the discussion. The more you comment, the more chances you have to win a free copy of the book! We will select one winner from each blog!

So let’s kick off this blog tour and see you on Monday!

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kate  |  May 18th, 2013 at 7:45 am

    I’m looking forward to it!!

  • 2. Rosalie Carr  |  May 19th, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I am very interested in hearing and reading more. My district uses the DRA 2. I am hoping I will learn something to help me feel better about it! I am looking for a better way to assess my students reading – although I find following the Daily Five and Cafe, conferring with students one on one gives me a great picture of each of my students reading abilities. I am concerned the DRA is not a true indicator of who my students are as readers.

  • 3. Mrs. V  |  May 20th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Based on The Sisters’ introduction video, I am look forward to hearing more about the book on this tour. I love that the book addresses the importance of being aware of different assessments and what we can learn from them, as well as the recognition of teacher selected and mandated scenarios. It sounds like the book has a lot to offer – that it will be a really good resource.

    The video also makes me think of all that I love about The Daily 5 and The CAFE Menu books. I would be really excited to see another book from The Sisters.

  • 4. Terri  |  May 20th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I’m so glad that you emphasize triangulaing data. So often we forget that an assessment is just a snapshot in time. By looking at more than one assessment we can truly get the big picture.

  • 5. Tricia  |  June 2nd, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Great summer reading. Looking at next year and hoping to improve my use of formative assessments.

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