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Sharing assessment & grading strategies that help students learn

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Thanks, Margie, for introducing yourself to the other members of AFL.  You're right about AFL being something that good teachers do all the time.  I look forward to working with you and your colleagues tomorrow.


I didn't get a chance to thank you in person today, but thank you for a terrific presentation. The information was pertinent, useful, and important to me as a teacher, and of course for my students!

Thanks to you, and Mr. Brayant!! :))


Glad you find the day useful.  Keep in touch!


I am the Director of School Improvement and Professional Development at the Educational Service Center of Lorain County in Northern Ohio.  I work with 27+ school districts in our region.

I have been doing curriculum mapping work with K-2 in ELA and MATH this year and am eager to find connections for our Middle Schools.  I am also a Value Added Leader, helping districts, schools and teachers understand their growth data.



Welcome!  With all your experiences, I bet you could add a lot to this site.

Feel free to post/comment/blog as you see fit!

Greetings to all!  I luckily discovered this site--or should I say "wealth of information" purely by luck (or grace!).  I am presenting to my faculty tomorrow afternoon on Common Formative Assessment since I am the newly appointed CFA go-to person.  Most of my materials are provided by our District, so I am literally re-presenting the material that I was shown in October...I will be incorporating some of Scott's videos into my presentation.  I had been searching for this very thing, so thank you, Scott!  (I will cite my sources!) 

BTW--I am a 20-year vet teaching 9th grade English (my first five), and Speech and Film courses since then.  I am also one of our Athletic Directors, and I coach Cross Country.  My approach to teaching is very similar to my approach to coaching.

Jim - I hope your presentation goes well.  Let me know if I can help you out at all.  Thanks for joining!

Thank you. I am a Director of Instructional Services in Alberta, Canada. As a school division we are implementing and Assessment and Reporting Policy in our Division for the 2012/13 School Year we are working with administrators, staff, students and parents to develop their understanding of AFL. Looking forward to seeing what others are doing and sharing.

Shan - I hope you're finding a lot of ideas on this site.  We'd love to hear what you all are doing in Alberta as well.

I am an eighth grade American History teacher in Carrollton, Texas.  I am also a graduate student pursuing a Masters in Educational Technology Leadership.  I ran across this site during a class assignment and liked the caliber of communication regarding assessment as a learning strategy.  At the start of every year, I set a personal instructional goal for the year.  This year my focus has been on how I can integrate technology to provide and improve ongoing assessment opportunities for my students.  I want my students to view assessment as part of the journey of learning rather than the termination of learning.  After a year of integrating many new technology tools for assessment and researching different views on assessment, I realize that I have much more to learn on this subject.  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this learning community.            

Thanks for joining.  I like your choice of a focus for this school year.  I hope you get a lot out of this site - but don't be bashful about leaving ideas as well!

"Who am I?" is difficult to answer. I am a mother, grandmother, and principal. I have taught at the elementary, middle, and adult levels. I have been an administrator at the elementary and middle school levels. I have worked as recruiter in adult and early childhood programs. I have done engraving, been a bandsaw operator, seamstress, and cake decorator. I enjoy most everything and see the humor (occassionally it is sarcastic humor) in many things, even things I don't like.  I love God, children, to learn and go on adventures. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. That is why I am a doctoral dropout.

You will be presenting at a principal's retreat that I will be attending. I am looking forward to learning more Formative Assessment.


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