Collaborative Analysis of Student Work: Improving Teaching and Learning

Collaborative Analysis of Student Work: Improving Teaching and Learning

Collaborative Analysis of Student Work: Improving Teaching and Learning

Collaborative Analysis of Student Work: Improving Teaching and Learning

Synopsis

In this book, you'll find out how to set up collaborative analysis of student work in your school. Developed and refined with more than 100 elementary and secondary teachers, this adaptable system combines the best of action research, study groups, standards-based learning, student assessment, teacher reflection, and portfolio assessment.

Excerpt

Rarely have I read an educational book about which I have been so excited. Georgea Langer, Amy Colton, and Loretta Goff have produced a practical, reasoned, and state-of-the-art system for improving student achievement while creating a short-term professional development activity on which teachers will draw and build for the rest of their careers.

In the Collaborative Analysis of Student Learning, or CASL (pronounced [castle]), process, teachers talk about real students and examine real student work. This is not an ivory-tower book; it is grounded in 15 years of practice and research and provides concrete descriptions of how CASL works, how to get started, and how to use structures and scaffolds for successful practice.

This commonsense work is congruent with the best in contemporary understanding of teaching, learning, professional work cultures, and teacher development. It provides support for teachers to acquire the habits and capacity for reflective analysis of student work and collaborative interchanges with peers. CASL addresses a sometimes overlooked aspect of teachers' growth: cultivating knowledge and skill about how to improve their own work. It is timely as a pragmatic response to the performance-based accountability movement, and it helps teachers develop a desire for craftsmanship and personal accountability in all they do.

It will also stand the test of time and be as relevant and useful 10 years from now as it is today. It belongs, dog-eared, on the desk of every principal, district administrator, and staff developer; it . . .

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