Comparing the co-teaching relationship to a marriage, this resource offers a lighthearted yet comprehensive perspective on setting up, conducting, and maintaining a successful co-teaching partnership.

Are We Successful Yet?

Are we successful yet?

Co-Assessing Us and Them

When you read the word assess, do you think immediately of grading? Grading is certainly an aspect of assessment, especially as it relates to the secondary classroom, but it is by no means the only—or even the most important—aspect of assessment. As Bigge, Stump, Spagna, and Silberman (1999) attest, “Assessment is much more than administering tests and achieving scores. It is gathering information to make decisions” (p. 151). As such, it is important that this chapter deals with assessing both the students and the adults. To put it back in terms of our marriage analogy: If we want a happy home life, we need to make sure that our children are doing well but we ...

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