Features and Benefits

Opening Assessment: Each section begins with an assessment that helps you to identify where you are and to proceed from that point of readiness. The pages that address each assessment question are clearly indicated so you can choose to read only those pages most relevant to you.

Research Summary: A summary of relevant research and theory comes after each major heading in a section.

Implications for the Classroom: Found after each research summary, this feature takes what we have learned from research evidence and suggests practical ways you can put evidence into action in your classroom.

In Your Role: Offers suggestions that will help you to personalize classroom implications.

For Example: Provides further "real-life" examples from teachers' classrooms.

Learn More About: Lists one or two resources that will give you plenty of additional research and theory about a "big idea" related to teaching assessment.

Book Club Icon: Highlights opportunities for collegial learning.

Blackline Master Icon: Indicates that a blackline master is provided on the accompanying DVD. Some blackline masters will assist you with planning, while others can be used in your classroom. You can modify all blackline masters to suit your needs.

Video Icons: Indicate relevant video clips on the DVD. These video clips show Canadian teachers working with young adolescents in a variety of subject areas, reflecting on their work and inviting student reflection.