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					Assessment for Learning
               Professional Development Resources for
 On-Site, Self-Directed Study in Classroom Assessment




                          2010 ATI Product Catalog
    New	from	ATI	—	Seven	Strategies	
    of	Assessment	for Learning
    by teacher, author and consultant Jan Chappuis




    This	informative	new	book	from	Assessment	Training	Institute	presents		
    research-based	recommendations	about	classroom	assessment	practices	
    structured	around	three	formative	assessment	questions:	“Where	am	I	going?”,	
    “Where	am	I	now?”	and	“How	can	I	close	the	gap?”	


    The strategies are designed to:

    	        h
           •		 elp	students	understand	what	they	need	to	learn
    	        o
           •		 ffer	feedback	and	teach	students	to	self-assess	
             and	set	goals
    	        p
           •		 rovide	teachers	with	achievement-gap	
             closing	suggestions
    	        t
           •		 each	students	to	track,	reflect	on	and	share	
             their	learning

    The	content	is	sequenced	so	you	can	easily	weave	
    assessment for	learning	practices	into	daily	teaching	and	
    assessment	activities.	These	seven	strategies	place	the	
    focus	on	the	student	as	the	most	important	decision	maker	
    in	the	classroom.




              Review	the	Table	of	Contents	at	www.assessmentinst.com/ssa-pkg




    Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning
    Published	by	Assessment	Training	Institute.	................................................................. $28




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The Seven Strategies are organized around three essential questions:

Where Am I Going?
Strategy 1:   Provide students with a clear and understandable vision of the learning target.
              	 otivation	and	achievement	increase	when	instruction	is	guided	by	clearly-defined	targets.	
              M
              Activities	that	help	students	answer	the	question,	“What’s	the	learning?”	include	creating	
              student-friendly	content	standards	and	rubrics.

Strategy 2:   Use examples and models of strong and weak work.
              Carefully	chosen	examples	can	create	and	refine	students’	understanding	of	learning	targets	
              they	are	aiming	for	and	help	students	answer	the	questions,	“What	defines	quality	work?”	and	
              “What	are	some	problems	to	avoid?”.


Where Am I Now?
Strategy 3:   Offer regular descriptive feedback.
              	 ffective	feedback	shows	students	where	they	are	on	the	path	toward	their	learning	targets.	
              E
              It	answers	the	questions,	“What	are	my	strengths	in	this	subject?”,	“Which	learning	targets	
              am	I	good	at?”,	“What	do	I	need	to	work	on?”	and	“Where	did	I	go	wrong	and	what	can	I	
              do	about	it?”.

Strategy 4:   Teach students to self-assess and set goals.
              	 trategy	4	helps	students	identify	their	strengths	and	weaknesses,	and	establish	goals	for	
              S
              further	learning.	It	teaches	students	to	answer	the	questions,	“What	am	I	good	at?”,	“What	do	I	
              still	need	to	work	on?”	and	“What	will	I	work	on	next?”.


How Can I Close the Gap?
Strategy 5:   Design lessons to focus on one learning target or aspect of quality at a time.
              When	assessment	information	identifies	a	need,	we	can	adjust	instruction	to	target	that	need.	
              Scaffolding	activities	that	refocus	or	restructure	a	lesson	to	address	specific	misconceptions	or	
              problems	are	included	here.

Strategy 6:   Teach students focused revision.
              	f	a	learning	target	is	difficult	for	students,	let	them	practice	it	in	smaller	segments,	and	give	
              I
              them	feedback	on	just	the	aspects	they	are	practicing.	Strategy	6	allows	students	to	revise	their	
              initial	work	with	a	focus	on	a	manageable	number	of	aspects	of	quality.

Strategy 7:   Engage students in self-reflection and let them keep track of and share
              their learning.
              	 hen	students	reflect	on,	track	and	communicate	about	their	learning,	it	increases	long-term	
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              retention	and	motivation.	Strategy	7	offers	ways	for	students	to	look	back	on	their	learning	
              journey	and	to	share	their	progress	with	others.




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    Resources for Learning Teams


    Improve Student Learning with                               This combination text and
                                                                workbook features:
    Assessment for Learning
    Classroom Assessment for Student Learning:                  • A user-friendly format with
                                                                  hands-on practice
    Doing It Right – Using It Well (CASL)
                                                                • Practical examples and
    The core resource in the ATI professional development         expanded information about
    program in assessment for learning is grounded in             assessment for learning in
    research that shows student motivation and learning           everyday instruction
    can improve through the use of student-involved             • Accompanying CD-ROM
    classroom assessment.                                         and DVD that contain
                                                                  additional resources and video segments
                                                                447 pp. Published by Assessment Training Institute..   $58

         To order any ATI products, go to www.assessmentinst.com, and click on PRODUCT CATALOG.



    Learning Team Facilitator                                   Contents include:

    Handbook and DVD                                            • An explanation of the planning decisions necessary
                                                                  for a successful learning team experience
                             The ATI Learning Team
                                                                • Tools to help learning teams conduct, track and share
                             Facilitator Handbook
                                                                  their learning and its impact on students’ progress
                             helps teams get started
                                                                • Detailed information about each CASL chapter and
                              with Classroom                      guidance for each meeting
                              Assessment for                    • Learning Team Facilitator Handbook DVD: Program
                              Student Learning and                and Chapter Introductions, presented by Rick Stiggins
                              keeps them going                    and Jan Chappuis, which introduces the content of the
                               without relying on                 CASL program and provides a framework for reading
                                outside presenters.               each chapter of the book
                                The contents help               All the resources a team needs for self-guided, sustained
                               teachers and school              study are now available in one place. The DVD contents
                               leaders to plan, lead            have been expanded and now include three segments
                               and manage the learning          explaining the central ideas of the CASL program,
                               team experience.                 along with updated chapter-by-chapter introductions to
                                                                the reading.




         Three Ways to Get the Learning Team Facilitator Handbook and DVD:
         1. Order it for only $24.
         2. Get it FREE when	you	order	12	or	more	copies	of	Classroom Assessment for Student Learning:
            Doing It Right — Using It Well.
         3. Get	it	as	part	of	the	Professional	Development	Package	(p.	10)	or	the	School	Package	(p.	9).



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Indicators of Sound Classroom Assessment Practice*
An excerpt from Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing It Right—Using It Well

                                            a. Teachers understand who the users and uses of classroom assessment
                                               information are and know their information needs.
                                            b. Teachers understand the relationship between assessment and student
                                               motivation and craft assessment experiences to maximize motivation.
  1. Why Assess?
                                            c. Teachers use classroom assessment processes and results formatively
     Assessment Processes
                                               (assessment for learning).
     and Results Serve Clear and
     Appropriate Purposes                   d. Teachers use classroom assessment results summatively (assessment of
                                               learning) to inform someone beyond the classroom about students’
                                               achievement as of a particular point in time.
                                            e. Teachers have a comprehensive plan over time for integrating assessment
                                               for and of learning in the classroom.

                                            a. Teachers have clear learning targets for students; they know how to turn
  2. Assess What?                              broad statements of content standards into classroom-level targets.
     Assessments Reflect                    b. Teachers understand the various types of learning targets they hold for students.
     Clear and Various Student              c. Teachers select learning targets focused on the most important things students
     Learning Targets                          need to know and be able to do.
                                            d. Teachers have a comprehensive plan over time for assessing learning targets.

                                            a. Teachers choose assessment methods that match intended learning targets.
  3. Assess How?                            b. Teachers design assessments that serve intended purposes.
     Learning Targets Are
                                            c. Teachers sample learning appropriately in their assessments.
     Translated into Assessments
     That Yield Accurate Results            d. Teachers write assessment questions of all types well.
                                            e. Teachers avoid sources of bias that distort results.

                                            a. Teachers record assessment information accurately, keep it confidential,
                                               and appropriately combine and summarize it for reporting (including grades).
                                               Such a summary accurately reflects current level of student learning.
  4. Communicate How?                       b. Teachers select the best reporting option (grades, narratives, portfolios,
     Assessment Results Are                    conferences) for each context (learning targets and users).
     Managed Well and                       c. Teachers interpret and use standardized test results correctly.
     Communicated Effectively               d. Teachers effectively communicate assessment results to students.
                                            e. Teachers effectively communicate assessment results to a variety of
                                               audiences outside the classroom, including parents, colleagues and
                                               other stakeholders.

                                            a. Teachers make learning targets clear to students.
  5. Involve Students How?
                                            b. Teachers involve students in assessing, tracking and setting goals for their
     Students Are Involved in
                                               own learning.
     Their Own Assessment
                                            c. Teachers involve students in communicating about their own learning.


* Sound classroom assessment practice = skill in gathering accurate information + effective use of information and procedures
  From Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing It Right — Using It Well by Rick Stiggins, Judy Arter, Jan Chappuis and Steve
  Chappuis, p. 27.


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    Resources for Learning Teams

    The ATI Grading Package
    School-Wide Professional Development
    in Sound Grading Practices

    An affordable professional development program for school-
    based learning teams featuring Ken O’Connor and Rick Stiggins!

    This package from ATI provides learning teams with what they
    need to understand and implement fair and accurate standards-
    based grading practices.

    Each customized Grading Package includes:
       • A copy of Ken O’Connor’s book, A Repair Kit for Grading: 15
         Fixes for Broken Grades for each teacher in your school
       • One copy of the interactive DVD, Grading & Reporting in Standards-
         Based Schools, featuring Rick Stiggins and Ken O’Connor



         Select the Grading Package tailored to the size of your staff.

            Package             Quantity of Books                 Cost of           Per Teacher
             Option              (Includes	DVD)                  Package               Cost
                  A                    20 copies                     $525             $26.25
                  B                    30 copies                     $695             $23.16
                  C                    40 copies                     $845             $21.13
                  D                    50 copies                     $975             $19.50




    A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades
    by Ken O’Connor
    Classroom teachers and school/district leaders can gain a deeper understanding of the
    issues involved in sound grading practices. This book also provides practical strategies and
    alternatives to help change how students are graded.

    A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades
    125 pp. Published by Assessment Training Institute.
    (DVD not included) .....................................................$28   ($22 for 12 or more)


                              To order any of these products online, go to www.assessmentinst.com
                                          and click on BOOKS & VIDEOS in the menu bar.
                                                 (See the order form on pp. 17 – 18.)



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                                                     An Excerpt from A Repair Kit for Grading:
                                                                   15 Fixes for Broken Grades

15 Fixes for Broken Grades:
Fixes for Practices That Distort Achievement                                Fixes for Inappropriate Grade Calculation

  1. Don’t include student behaviors (effort, participation,                 11. Don’t rely only on the mean; consider other measures
     adherence to class rules, etc.) in grades; include                          of central tendency and use professional judgment.
     only achievement.
                                                                             12. Don’t include zeros in grade determination when
  2. Don’t reduce marks on “work” submitted late; provide                        evidence is missing or as punishment; use alternatives,
     support for the learner.                                                    such as reassessing to determine real achievement or
                                                                                 use “I” for Incomplete or Insufficient Evidence.
  3. Don’t give points for extra credit or use bonus points;
     seek only evidence that more work has resulted in a                    Fixes to Support Learning
     higher level of achievement.
                                                                             13. Don’t use information from formative assessments
  4. Don’t punish academic dishonesty with reduced                               and practice to determine grades; use only
     grades; apply other consequences and reassess to                            summative evidence.
     determine actual level of achievement.
                                                                             14. Don’t summarize evidence accumulated over time
  5. Don’t consider attendance in grade determination;                           when learning is developmental and will grow with
     report absences separately.                                                 time and repeated opportunities; in those instances,
                                                                                 emphasize more recent achievement.
  6. Don’t include group scores in grades; use only
     individual achievement evidence.                                        15. Don’t leave students out of the grading process.
                                                                                 Involve students; they can—and should—
Fixes for Low-Quality or Poorly                                                  play key roles in assessment and grading that
Organized Evidence                                                               promote achievement.
  7. Don’t organize information in grading records by
     assessment methods or simply summarize into
     a single grade; organize and report evidence by
     standards/learning goals.

  8. Don’t assign grades using inappropriate or unclear
     performance standards; provide clear descriptions of
     achievement expectations.

  9. Don’t assign grades based on student’s achievement
     compared to other students; compare each student’s
     performance to preset standards.

 10. Don’t rely on evidence gathered using assessments
     that fail to meet standards of quality; rely only on
     quality assessments.




 From A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades by Ken O’Connor, pp. 14 – 15.


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      Resources for School and District Leaders

                                            Assessment for Learning:
                                            An Action Guide for School Leaders, 2nd Edition
                                            by Steve Chappuis, Rick Stiggins, Judy Arter and Jan Chappuis

                                           School leaders gain a clear vision of what excellence in assessment looks
                                           like and what it takes to achieve it. This book also identifies specific
                                            competencies leaders need to support assessment for learning and provides
                                             activities and resources to help learn and apply these skills. Rick Stiggins’
                                             DVD presentation Developing Balanced Assessment Systems and a CD-ROM
                                              with more than 30 individual and group activities, teaching resources and
                                              planning tools are included. Written for use in individual or group study.

                                             277 pp. Published by Assessment Training Institute. ...................... $32



                        To order any of these products online, go to www.assessmentinst.com
                                    and click on BOOKS & VIDEOS in the menu bar.
                                           (See the order form on pp. 17 – 18.)


    An Excerpt From Assessment for Learning: An Action Guide for School Leaders, 2nd Edition

    The 10 Competencies
    Children come to school each day wanting to learn and trusting their teachers and schools to prepare them effectively for
    success. To meet this challenge, school leaders must know — and do — what’s right in the area of student assessment.
    A school leader’s assessment responsibilities can be met by applying these 10 assessment competencies:

    1. The leader understands the standards of quality for                       6. The leader analyzes student information accurately,
       student assessments and how to ensure that these                             uses the information to improve curriculum and
       standards are met in all assessments.                                        instruction, and assists teachers in doing the same.
    2. The leader understands the principles of assessment for                   7. The leader develops and implements sound
       learning and works with staff to integrate them into                         assessment and assessment-related policies.
       the classroom.                                                            8. The leader creates the conditions necessary for the
    3. The leader understands the necessity of clear academic                       appropriate use and reporting of student achievement
       achievement standards, aligned classroom-level                               information, and can communicate effectively with
       achievement targets, and their relationship to the                           all members of the school community about student
       development of accurate assessments.                                         assessment results and their relationship to improving
    4. The leader knows and can evaluate teachers’ classroom                        curriculum and instruction.
       assessment competencies, and helps teachers learn to                      9. The leader understands the attributes of a sound and
       assess accurately and use the results productively.                          balanced assessment system.
    5. The leader can plan, present or secure professional                     10. The leader understands the issues related to the
       development activities that contribute to the use of sound                  unethical and inappropriate use of student assessment
       assessment practices.                                                       and protects students and staff from such misuse.


      From Assessment	for	Learning: An Action Guide for School Leaders,	2nd	Edition,	
      by	Steve	Chappuis,	Rick	Stiggins,	Judy	Arter	and	Jan	Chappuis,	p.	99.


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                                                   Resources for Learning Teams

Cost-Effective Solution to School-Wide Professional Development
                                               This package is designed for on-site, flexible and economical
                                               professional development in collaborative learning teams.
                                               Team members will learn how to develop accurate and
                                               high-quality assessments and use the results in ways that
                                               promote learning.

                                               The School Package includes:
                                                  • 15 – 50 copies of Classroom Assessment for
                                                    Student Learning: Doing It Right—Using It Well
                                                    (CASL) (Quantity determined by your staff needs.)
                                                  • Learning Team Facilitator Handbook and DVD
                                                    by Jan Chappuis. The DVD features Rick Stiggins
                                                    and Jan Chappuis.
                                                  • Creating & Recognizing Quality Rubrics
                                                  • A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades
                                                  • Seven interactive training DVDs aligned to the
                                                    content of the book, including:

                                                       – Assessment for Student Motivation
                                                       – Evaluating Assessment Quality: Hands-On Practice
                                                       – Assessing Reasoning in the Classroom
                                                       – Commonsense Paper and Pencil Assessments
                                                       – Designing Performance Assessments for Learning
                                                       – Grading & Reporting in Standards-Based Schools
                                                       – Student-Involved Conferences

                                                  • NEW!	DVD	and	white	paper: Developing Balanced
                                                    Assessment Systems: Seven Essential Actions for
                                                    School Districts, featuring Rick Stiggins, and Assessment
                                                    Manifesto: A Call for the Development of Balanced
                                                    Assessment Systems.


Select the School Package that Fits Your Staff Needs

   Option    # of CASL books w/set of 7 DVDs      Price                 Approx. cost per teacher

     A                  15	books                 $1,250                           $83.30
     B                  20	books                 $1,395                           $70.00
     C                  25	books                 $1,495                           $59.80
     D                  30	books                 $1,695                           $56.50
     E                  35	books                 $1,895                           $54.10
     F                  40	books                 $2,095                           $52.30
     G                  50	books                 $2,495                           $49.90


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     Resources for Professional Development Specialists

                                                                      Plan and Facilitate Professional
                                                                      Development in Classroom Assessment
                                                                      in Your District
                                                                      This package gives professional development specialists, school
                                                                      learning teams and curriculum libraries everything they need to plan
                                                                      and lead professional development in assessment for learning.

                                                                      The Professional Development Package includes:
                                                                             • Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing It
                                                                               Right—Using It Well (CASL)
                                                                             • Learning Team Facilitator Handbook and DVD by Jan Chappuis.
                                                                               The DVD features Rick Stiggins and Jan Chappuis.
                                                                             • NEW! Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning
                                                                             • Creating & Recognizing Quality Rubrics
                                                                             • A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades
                                                                             • Assessment for Learning: An Action Guide for School Leaders,
                                                                               2nd Edition
                                                                             • Understanding School Assessment: A Parent and Community
                                                                               Guide to Helping Students Learn
                                                                             • A complete package of seven interactive training DVDs with
                                                                               User’s Guides on CD:
                                                                                   – Assessment for Student Motivation
                                                                                   – Evaluating Assessment Quality: Hands-On Practice
                                                                                   – Assessing Reasoning in the Classroom
                                                                                   – Commonsense Paper and Pencil Assessments
                                                                                   – Designing Performance Assessments for Learning
                                                                                   – Grading & Reporting in Standards-Based Schools
                                                                                   – Student-Involved Conferences
                                                                             • NEW!	DVD	and	white	paper: Developing Balanced Assessment
                                                                               Systems: Seven Essential Actions for School Districts, featuring
                                                                               Rick Stiggins, and Assessment Manifesto: A Call for the
                                                                               Development of Balanced Assessment Systems.


     Professional Development Package ..................................................................................................................$895
     If purchased separately, these items would cost $1,341.
     Call 1-800-480-3060 or 1-503-228-3060 to ask about volume discount pricing.


                          To order any of these products online, go to www.assessmentinst.com
                                      and click on BOOKS & VIDEOS in the menu bar.
                                             (See the order form on pp. 17 – 18.)


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                                                                         Interactive Training DVDs

Grading & Reporting in                                       Evaluating Assessment Quality:
Standards-Based Schools                                      Hands-On Practice
Presented by Rick Stiggins and Ken O’Connor                  Presented by Rick Stiggins and Judy Arter
This interactive presentation and                            This video introduces assessment quality
companion book provide classroom                             standards and then turns those standards
teachers and school/district leaders with                    into checklists of key features and rubrics
a deeper understanding of the issues                         that any teacher can use to evaluate his or
involved in report card grading, as well                     her classroom assessments. Materials for
as practical strategies and alternatives to                  hands-on practice using checklists and
help improve classroom grading practices.                    rubrics included. 36 minutes. DVD with
75 minutes. DVD with User’s Guide on CD.                     User’s Guide on CD.
Comes bundled with the book A Repair Kit
for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades by Ken O’Connor.
                                                             $165
$165                                                         Assessing Reasoning in
                                                             the Classroom
Designing Performance                                        Presented by Rick Stiggins
Assessments for Learning                                     Learn practical, effective ways to use
Presented by Judy Arter and Jan Chappuis                     assessments to teach reasoning and to
Performance assessment is more than                          help students succeed at problem solving.
a way to collect information on student                      68 minutes. DVD with User’s Guide on CD.
progress toward important learning
outcomes. When well designed and                             $165
properly used, a performance assessment                      Commonsense Paper and
can also increase the learning it assesses.                  Pencil Assessments
This video explains the elements,                            Presented by Rick Stiggins
performance tasks and rubrics required to
                                                             Learn how to use paper-and-pencil
ensure accuracy and effectiveness. Bundled with the book
                                                             tests to build student motivation and
Creating & Recognizing Quality Rubrics. 75 minutes.
                                                             achievement. This presentation provides
DVD with User’s Guide on CD.                                 effective strategies for designing better
$165                                                         tests and involving students in test
                                                             development. 56 minutes.
Assessment for                                               DVD with User’s Guide on CD.
Student Motivation
Presented by Rick Stiggins                                   $165
Rick Stiggins explains how behavior                          Student-Involved Conferences
management (manipulation of rewards                          Presented by Anne Davies and Rick Stiggins
and punishments) defined the relationship
                                                             This video workshop presents effective
between assessment and student
                                                             ways to involve and prepare students, as
motivation in schools for decades and
                                                             well as the keys to productive, student-
why that model no longer applies.
                                                             involved conferences. 60 minutes. DVD
The presentation provides a vision of
                                                             with User’s Guide on CD.
assessment for standards-driven schools
and an understanding of the relationship between classroom   $165
assessment for learning and student motivation to learn.
                                                             Complete DVD Set
45 minutes. DVD with User’s Guide on CD.
                                                             Purchase all seven DVD titles and the books, A Repair Kit
$165                                                         for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades and Creating and
                                                             Recognizing Quality Rubrics.
                                                             $750
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     The Professional Development Model from
     Assessment Training Institute




                                                                  Assessment Training Institute (ATI) was founded by Rick
                                                                  Stiggins on the belief that involving students in the classroom
                                                                  assessment process gives them the skills they need to take
                                                                  responsibility for their own progress and success. ATI continues
                                                                  to stay focused on building students’ confidence as learners and
                                                                  supporting teachers as they face the challenges of day-to-day
     Jan Chappuis   Steve Chappuis   Rick Stiggins   Judy Arter   classroom assessment.

                                 The ATI learning team model of professional development is flexible, job-embedded, on-site
                                 and cost-effective. Its hands-on practice allows teachers and administrators to team up
                                 to manage the development of their own assessment knowledge and skills. Together, they
                                 learn how to make assessment an integral part of teaching and of their students’ learning
                                 experience. Learning teams can accommodate differences in teachers’ styles and rates of
                                 learning and are more likely to foster and sustain improved classroom practice.

                                 Bring Our Seminars to Your District
                                 For districts wishing to create a cadre of staff who can communicate the positive impact
                                 of assessment for learning practices, assist schools in setting up learning teams, and help
                                 lead and manage the learning team process, ATI provides (under contract) the professional
                                 development seminars described below. To learn how to bring these seminars to your
                                 district, please call ATI at 1-503-228-3060.

                                 Leading Professional Development in Classroom Assessment
                                 This practical two-day seminar is designed for staff development personnel, school and
                                 district administrators, and support staff. It provides the knowledge needed to deliver
                                 learning team-based professional development in classroom assessment. It helps
                                 participants introduce assessment for learning into their schools/districts, lead and manage
                                 the learning team process and build the classroom assessment portion of a balanced
                                 assessment system.

                                 Classroom Assessment for Student Learning
                                 ATI offers this two-day workshop for teachers, administrators, and staff development
                                 specialists. Participants will be introduced to the two “big ideas” — assessment for learning
                                 and accurate assessment — found in the ATI book, Classroom Assessment for Student
                                 Learning: Doing It Right — Using It Well and the support videos.




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                                                                Resources for Learning Teams


                                                              College Credit Available for
                                                              Classroom Assessment for
                                                              Student Learning (CASL)
                                                              Learning Teams
                                                              In partnership with Chapman University College,
                                                              Assessment Training Institute is pleased to offer four
                                                              continuing education graduate elective credits for
                                                              participants of qualified learning teams engaged in the
                                                              study of Classroom Assessment for Student Learning:
                                                              Doing It Right—Using It Well (CASL) and the companion
                                                              guide, Learning Team Facilitator Handbook.

                                                              If you are unfamiliar with the principles and practices found
                                                              in Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing
                                                              It Right—Using It Well (CASL), Learning Team Facilitator
                                                              Handbook, or the work of Assessment Training Institute,
                                                              visit our website at www.assessmentinst.com and
                                                              select ABOUT ATI in the red menu bar.

Overall Course Goals
This professional development experience seeks to build a deep understanding of the difference between sound and
unsound classroom assessment and promote the effective use of assessment as a teaching tool. To do this, educators
study ATI’s central text, Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing It Right—Using It Well (CASL) (2004), by
Rick Stiggins, Judy Arter, Jan Chappuis and Steve Chappuis and its associated print and video training materials.

Information and conditions required by ATI and Chapman University College in order to approve a school’s or district’s
request for continuing education graduate elective credits can be found on the site listed below. Please read the
instructions carefully to make sure you understand the qualification requirements.




           Applying for Credit
                 For more information and to proceed with the application process, go to
                 www.assessmentinst.com and select COLLEGE CREDIT in the right-
                 hand column. After you have read through all the information provided to
                 determine that you or your learning team meet the requirements, fill out
                 and return the CASL Team Verification form and begin the process. If you
                 have additional questions, please e-mail us via the CONTACT US link on
                 our website or call ATI at 1-800-480-3060 or 1-503-228-3060.




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     Additional Resources from ATI


     Creating & Recognizing Quality Rubrics
                             by Judy Arter and Jan Chappuis
                              Teachers learn to choose or develop sound instructional rubrics and to use rubrics
                              effectively with students to maximize learning. An accompanying CD-ROM contains
                               more than 25 sample rubrics. Recommended for use with the companion training
                               video, Designing Performance Assessments for Learning.

                               253 pp. Published by Assessment Training Institute. ...................................$28




     Understanding School Assessment: A Parent and Community Guide to Helping Students Learn
                              by Jan and Steve Chappuis
                              This book helps parents understand the role classroom assessment can play in
                              improving student learning. Parents learn how to work with students, teachers,
                               schools and other parents to assure a quality school assessment environment.

                               157 pp. Published by Assessment Training Institute..........................................$16




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                                                               Additional Resources from ATI


Visit the new Assessment Training Institute Complimentary Resources page at
www.assessmentinst.com
ATI offers educators a wealth of resources on our Complimentary Resources web page.

Visit us at www.assessmentinst.com and select from any or all of the following materials to help deepen your
understanding of classroom assessment for learning — classroom assessment that brings students into the process
and helps them take ownership of their own learning process.


Read and download ATI’s library of published articles
ATI offers a small library of papers and articles written by Rick Stiggins, Judy Arter, Jan Chappuis and Steve
Chappuis. These papers have appeared in a range of journals and magazines over the years. Many of them are
available for download and we encourage you to read them and share them with your colleagues.

You can access these materials from the ATI Complimentary Resources page, or select PAPERS under RESOURCES
in the menu bar.


Review pre-recorded webinars
Another complimentary resource available on our website is a selection of pre-recorded webinars. If you missed the
live webinar, you can still access the content that went with it.

Current titles include What Makes an Assessment Really Formative with Rick Stiggins and 15 Fixes for Broken
Grades led by Ken O’Connor, author of A Repair Kit for Broken Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades, and
Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning.


Download supplemental materials to published ATI books
ATI provides an online study guide to support individuals and learning teams as they review the lessons in the
book A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades. This guide is available on the Complimentary Resource
page along with a link to supplemental materials for educators reviewing the lessons in Creating and Recognizing
Quality Rubrics.

You can access any of these resources, sign up for our monthly eBulletin and request a free copy of the new DVD
and Rick Stiggins’ white paper, Assessment Manifesto: A Call for the Development of Balanced Assessment Systems,
by visiting the new Assessment Training Institute Complimentary Resources page at www.assessmentinst.com.




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     ATI Events Calendar for 2010


     Building District Capacity to Support Classroom
     Assessment for Learning
     ATI	offers	a	series	of	seminars,	workshops	and	conferences	to	assist	districts	in	creating	a	cadre	of	staff	who	can	
     introduce	the	concept	of	assessment	for	learning	and	lead	and	manage	the	learning	team	process.	Complete	details	
     and	registration	information	can	be	found	at	www.assessmentinst.com	under	EVENTS	&	TRAINING	in	the	menu	bar.	


                      2010 Assessment Training Institute Events
                                                                                                       Date
                           All events will be held in Portland, Oregon

       Leading Professional Development in Classroom Assessment                                March 3 – 4
       This	primary	offering	from	ATI,	a	two-day	workshop	for	staff	development	               May 4 – 5
       personnel,	school/district	administrators	and	teacher	leaders,	helps	participants	      May 18 – 19
       introduce	assessment	for	learning	into	their	schools/districts.	The	end	goal	is	to	     October 13 – 14
       prepare	participants	to	lead	and	manage	the	learning	team	model	of	professional	        November 8 – 9
       development	using	ATI	materials	to	build	assessment	literacy.


       Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning                                             February 25 – 26
       This	two-day	workshop	with	Jan	Chappuis	is	based	on	the	content	of	ATI’s	latest	        March 17 – 18
       book,	Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning.	The	session	will	deepen	             September 21 – 22
       participants’	understanding	of	how	assessment	for	learning	can	be	woven	into	daily	
       teaching	activities	and	prepare	participants	to	lead	others	in	their	study	of	these	
       practices	in	learning	teams.


       Developing Balanced Assessment Systems                                                  March 9 – 10
       This	two-day	session	with	Rick	Stiggins	and	Carol	Commodore	takes	school	or	            September 28 – 29
       district	leadership	teams	through	an	analysis	of	the	conditions	needed	for	balanced,	
       h	igh-quality	assessment	systems.	During	this	session,	participants	conduct	a	self-
       evaluation	to	determine	the	extent	to	which	they	have	taken	the	seven	essential	
       actions	needed	to	achieve	balance	and	quality


       Developing Rubrics for Formative Uses                                                   February 9 – 10
       This	workshop	will	help	participants:
         •		Understand	the	features	rubrics	must	have	to	be	useful	as	formative	tools
         •		Understand	how	to	build	rubrics	that	have	these	features
         •		Understand	how	to	produce	student-friendly	versions	of	rubrics	so	that					
         				students	are	able	to	self-	and	peer-assess
         •		Apply	these	concepts	and	ideas	to	rubrics	they	are	developing


       17th Annual Assessment for Learning Summer Conference                                   July 19 – 21
       Join	nationally	and	internationally	known	keynote	speakers	and	presenters	at	ATI’s	
       annual	summer	conference	focused	on	the	importance	of	quality	assessments	and	
       assessment for	learning.
       For more information and to register for any of these workshops and
       conferences go to www.assessmentinst.com and select Events and Training.




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Simply	check	off	the	materials	you	want,	enter	the	quantity	(don’t	forget	to	check	for	your	quantity	
discount),	multiply	and	enter	your	result	in	the	Total	Column.
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 Classroom Assessment for Student Learning (CASL)
 $58	ea.	•	50	–	399:	$48	ea.
 Assessment for Learning, 2nd	ed.
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 NEW! Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning
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 Creating & Recognizing Quality Rubrics
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 A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades
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 Understanding School Assessment
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 Learning Team Facilitator Handbook & DVD
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 Interactive Training DVDs
 Grading & Reporting in Standards-Based Schools
 Designing Performance Assessments
 Assessment for Student Motivation
 Evaluating Assessment Quality
 Assessing Reasoning in the Classroom
 Commonsense Paper and Pencil Assessments
 Student-Involved Conferences
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 Complete DVD set: All	seven	DVD	titles	and	the	books,	A Repair Kit for Grading:
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Receive Your Complimentary Copy of Rick Stiggins’ new DVD,
Developing Balanced Assessment Systems: Seven Essential Actions for School
Districts and the white paper, Assessment Manifesto: A Call for the Development
of Balanced Assessment Systems
                         In this DVD, Rick shares a vision of assessment that satisfies (that is, balances)
                         the information needs of all key assessment users. But he gives special emphasis
                          on the importance of classroom assessment — the one level that has proven its worth
                          in maximizing student achievement. For school districts to balance classroom, interim
                           benchmark and annual accountability assessment, he contends, local school leaders
                           must abandon several traditional beliefs about assessment’s role in school improvement
                            and replace them with new beliefs and practices.

                           He frames replacement beliefs in each case and anticipates what will happen to student
                           success with the implementation of actions built around the replacement beliefs. All
                           recommended actions lead to the same conclusion: until we provide teachers and
                            administrators with the opportunity to learn the principles of sound assessment practice,
                            the achievement gap between those students who meet and fail to meet standards will
                            not narrow.

The DVD presentation is accompanied by an Assessment Training Institute white paper, Assessment Manifesto:
A Call for the Development of Balanced Assessment Systems. This informative DVD and companion paper can provide a
clear view of the new future in assessment. Based on solid foundations of international research conducted over the past
two decades, this vision fundamentally promotes hope for all learners — especially those who struggle to master standards
— by redefining assessment’s role in school improvement.




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2010 ATI Product Catalog




          Developing Balanced Assessment Systems:
          Seven Essential Actions for Schools and Districts
          This	DVD	featuring	Rick	Stiggins	and	the	companion	white	
          paper,	Assessment Manifesto: A Call for the Development
          of Balanced Assessment Systems,	is	complimentary	
          from	Assessment	Training	Institute.		
          See	p.	19	for	details	and	instructions	on	requesting	
          your	free	copy.

				
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