Professional development just got more effective. To really help teachers grow and have a more positive impact on their students, transform your feedback! With this guide to quality feedback, you’ll get your message across clearly and successfully, and promote professional growth as never before–with lasting results. Whether you work with novices, struggling teachers, or good teachers with potential for greatness, this book will help you give feedback that’s both heard and understood. Features include • Research-based coverage aligned with the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning • Structures for responding to teacher-created assessments, live observations, and videotaped lessons • Advice that fits seamlessly into existing initiatives and support systems • Tools, artifacts, vignettes, and examples of quality feedback in practice The benefits of quality feedback are powerful, including high levels of accountability, bridges to new learning, and continuous improvement. Put it to work with your team and see the results for yourself. “I have read a lot of books about how to improve classroom instruction. This book ranks with the best of them. I encourage anyone who works to improve the quality of our schools to study this valuable resource.” David G. Daniels Principal Susquehanna Valley Senior High School Conklin, New York “This book is a must have for any professional development team and/or instructional leader. Its ideas will positively impact student learning by allowing teachers of all abilities to learn, grow, and improve their instructional practice . . .” Michelle Kelly Curriculum and Instructional Coach Great Falls, Montana
Chapter 7: How Can Instructional Leaders Provide Quality Feedback on Assessments?
This chapter provides steps for setting up structures for giving feedback on assessments. The topic of aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment will be touched upon briefly. This book does not provide the depth needed for assessment literacy, and we advise you to do what we did: study the greats, such as Sue Brookhart, Thomas Guskey, Douglas Reeves, and other distant teachers that we’ve leaned on and learned from over the years (see Recommended Readings).
We found it extremely important as instructional leaders to be literate regarding assessment. Having a strong foundation in assessment literacy will provide background knowledge for giving feedback on assessments. Additionally, instructional leaders must be ...