Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Beginning the New School Year

It is August and for many educators (except those who have already begun the school year in July or last January)  it means our thoughts turn to the approaching school year. I love beginnings! And it is in August that I've always set my goals for the year and made plans to close the gap between where I am and where I want to be. Yes it is true! It seems I live 'assessment for learning' in every part of my life.

This year I'm posting the FIVE most popular back-to-school posts people thank me for time and time again. That saying -- If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail -- comes to mind as I invite you to plan for the best year ever!

Step One:  Planning to Begin with the End in Mind

Step Two: Planning for Reliable and Valid Evidence of Learning

Step Three: Planning to Involve Students in the Classroom Assessment Process

Step Four:  Planning to Involve Students in Communicating Evidence of their Learning

Step Five: Planning for Evaluation and Reporting

You might also find that making an assessment plan is a huge step-up to having a successful year. Download this Building an Assessment Plan from our FREE resources section of our website. It makes the whole process so easy!

Let us be the first to to say, "Happy New School Year!"

All our best,

Anne and Sandra