• June 2018

Using Crosscutting Concepts to Prompt Student Reponses

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

The purpose of this primer is to encourage K-12 educators to use consistent and clear prompts structured around the crosscutting concepts to provide a common scientific language that students and teachers use as they engage in the formative assessment process.

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  • June 2018

The Reading for Understanding Initiative:

Reading for Understanding Title

It is difficult to over-state the importance of reading comprehension skills—they enable learning about almost all content areas and topics for students while in school and over the course of their lives.

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  • January 2018

Collaborative Meeting Dates

Collaborative Meeting Dates 2017-2018

The Collaborative Meeting dates for membership year 2017-2018 and membership year 2018-2019.

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  • December 2017

Attributes of Effective Formative Assessment

Attributes of Effective Formative Assessment

The primary purpose of the formative assessment process, as conceived in this definition, is to provide evidence that is used by teachers and students to inform instruction and learning during the teaching/learning process.

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  • December 2017

Formative Assessment: Examples of Practice

Formative Assessment Examples of Practic

The purpose of this document is to share some examples of the Council of Chief State School Officers’ (CCSSO) definition of formative assessment in practice.

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  • November 2017

Formative Assessment for Students and Teachers (FAST)

FAST Description

The Formative Assessment for Students and Teachers (FAST) State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS) was formed in 2006 and since then has been committed to establishing formative assessment as a component of a balanced assessment system so that teachers have the ongoing info

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