Evidence-based best practices that improve classroom environments and assessment techniques!

If your goal is a smoother-running, participatory classroom and improved student achievement, you'll find essential best practices in this new resource, edited by a renowned education scholar, Robert Slavin.

Dr. Robert Slavin, Professor and Chairman of the Success for All Foundation, has gathered insights and findings from 26 leading education researchers, presented in succinct chapters focused on key aspects of teaching and classroom management practice. Readers will find: Strategies for assessment that address formative approaches, differentiated classrooms, the role of feedback in the assessment process, adaptation for the Common Core, and more; Proven techniques for classroom management, including immediate, positive steps that teachers can take; User-friendly content supported by quick-read charts and graphs

Drawing from the leading international experts in the field of teaching and originally published in the journal Better: Evidence-Based Education, this is a valuable new resource for education leaders at all levels.

Promoting Learning and Achievement Through Self-Assessment

Promoting Learning and Achievement Through Self-Assessment

Promoting learning and achievement through self-assessment

Self-assessment is a matter of students getting useful feedback from themselves, for themselves, says Heidi Andrade.

Research has shown that feedback can promote learning and achievement, yet most students typically get little constructive criticism on their works in progress. This scarcity of feedback is due, in large part, to the fact that few teachers have the luxury of regularly responding to each student's work. Fortunately, research also shows that students themselves can be useful sources of feedback by thinking about the quality of their own work rather than relying on their teacher as the sole source of evaluative judgments.

Student self-assessment is a process of formative assessment during which students reflect on the quality of their ...

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