Author(s): Anita Stewart McCafferty, Jeffrey S Beaudry
This book presents assessment literacy in the context of three essential questions: What is good teaching? What is good learning? And what is good classroom assessment? Merely focusing on assessment with no connection to teaching and learning is to overlook the power of assessment for learning. The book pulls together several models: 1) the five keys of quality assessment, 2) Hattie's work on Visible Learning, and 3) the seven strategies of assessment for learning. The book emphasizes the importance of clear purposes and the essential place of assessment for learning, and even as a higher priority than assessment of learning in professional development for teachers. In addition, the authors' overlay of high impact strategies with the seven strategies of assessment for learning shows the power of the model as a guide for teachers and leaders to maintain focus for professional development and high impact classroom practices.