So What Do They Really Know?

Assessment That Informs Teaching and Learning

In So What Do They Really Know? Cris Tovani explores the complex issue of monitoring, assessing, and grading students' thinking and performance with fairness and fidelity. Like all teachers, Cris struggles to balance her student-centered instruction with school system mandates. Her recommendations are realistic and practical; she understands that what isn't manageable isn't sustainable.

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In So What Do They Really Know? Cris Tovani explores the complex issue of monitoring, assessing, and grading students' thinking and performance with fairness and fidelity. Like all teachers, Cris struggles to balance her student-centered instruction with school system mandates. Her recommendations are realistic and practical; she understands that what isn't manageable isn't sustainable.

Cris describes the systems and structure she uses in her own classroom and shows teachers h...read more

About the Author(s)

Cris Tovani taught first grade to seniors for 31 years. Her entire career has been spent trying to figure out the “knowing-doing” gap. Researchers tell teachers what they should be doing but actually doing it with 125+ students is a whole new ball game.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1: Assessment: It Doesn’t Have to Be the Enemy
  • Chapter 2: Let’s Get Personal
  • Chapter 3: Game-Time Assessment
  • Chapter 4: Off the Field and Into the Classroom
  • Chapter 5: Annotations: A Trustworthy Source of Data
  • Chapter 6: Feedback That Fortifies
  • Chapter 7: Grading Is Killing Me
  • Coda: Break the Fake
  • Appendix
  • References

Product Details

Grade Range: 6-12
Media: 184 pp/paper
Year: 2010
Item No: 0730Item No: 0918Item No: B730
ISBN: 978-157110-730-5ISBN: 978-157110-918-7ISBN: 978-15711B-730-5

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