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Assessment

Student Assessment for Educators

Using Formative Assessment to Enhance Learning, Achievement, and Academic Self-Regulation

Written with the practical constraints of teaching in mind, this book aims to help teachers maximize the positive impacts of classroom assessment on teaching.

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Using Formative Assessment to Enhance Learning, Achievement, and Academic Self-Regulation

Using Formative Assessment to Enhance Learning, Achievement, and Academic Self-Regulation

Maximize the positive impacts of classroom assessment on teaching.

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Self-Regulation in Learning: The Role of Language and Formative Assessment

Self-Regulation in Learning: The Role of Language and Formative Assessment

Discover how to help students monitor and take charge of their own learning.

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Supports for Students with Disabilities in the Math in Common Districts

Supports for Students with Disabilities in the Math in Common Districts

Students with disabilities are falling behind as districts work to implement new math standards.

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Standards and Assessment: Resources for Informed, Student-Centered Teaching and Learning

Learn about new tools and resources from the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation.

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Developing Principals' Instructional Leadership: Systems of Support in Two Math in Common Districts

Developing Principals' Instructional Leadership for Successful Math Standards Implementation

Learn how districts support principals to bring math to the forefront of their work.

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Transforming Science Education with Simulation-Based Formative Assessment

Research points to the potential of simulation-based assessment to improve science education.

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How I Know

How I Know: A Research-Based Approach to Formative Assessment

The How I Know initiative follows three school districts as they seek to design meaningful formative assessment practices.

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AERA 2018 Annual Meeting

Join WestEd at AERA 2018

WestEd staff will be involved in more than 20 sessions, chairing, presenting, or serving as discussant.

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New Online Tool Allows Educators to Visualize and Explore Assessment Data

Create custom data visualizations based on key assessment variables and questions.

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