“Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning” in Action – Part 1

Forward Thinking

Carrot / Stick

By Ish Stabosz
Center for Creative Instruction & Technology
Delaware Technical Community College
Stanton Campus

Resting on my desk before me, a pale but lively shade of green, is a book titled Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning by Jan Chappuis. According to the blurb on the back cover, these three hundred twenty-one pages promise to “[change] teaching and learning and the teachers and students involved in the learning process”.

I came across this book when searching for materials for my Instructional Strategies class and discovered the first chapter published online for free. I was sold within minutes of browsing. This book discusses an instructional intervention that is widely regarded as one of the most effective means of enhancing student learning and closing the gap between low and high achievers. This book aims to take a practical look at how to implement a strategy that every teacher knows is important…

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