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Tab le of C on t en t s S2 Bringing Clarity to a Cloudy Idea S4 Formative-Assessment Misconceptions S6 Should Formative Assessments Be Graded? S8 Common Core: Tools to Check Students' Grasp S12 Putting Students in Charge of Their Own Learning S14 An Arizona Initiative Sets Sights on Teachers S18 Learning Progressions: Road Maps for Teaching S20 Tech-Powered Teacher Tools CLICK ON THE DIGITAL EDITION Nathan W. Armes for Education Week Read the digital edition of "Understanding Formative Assessments" and forward copies of the online version to your colleagues. www.edweek.org/go/ formativeassessment-digital Max Balderrama, a 5th grade student, works on a math problem during class at Gust Elementary School in Denver. Copyright © 2015 by Editorial Projects in Education Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication shall be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means, electronic or otherwise, without the written permission of the copyright holder. Readers may make up to five print copies of this publication at no cost for personal, noncommercial use, provided that each includes a full citation of the source. Visit www.edweek.org/go/copies for information about additional print photocopies. PRESIDENT & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Virginia B. Edwards CONTRIBUTING WRITERS DESIGNER DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION Michelle R. Davis Holly Yettick Jaclyn Zubrzycki Francis Sheehan Jo Arnone DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY ADVERTISING PRODUCTION COORDINATOR CREATIVE DIRECTOR Charles Borst Dana Gittings ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY For information about print and online advertising in future special reports, please contact Associate Publisher Sean Herdman, at sherdman@epe.org or (301) 280-3162. EXECUTIVE EDITOR Gregory Chronister Laura Baker EXECUTIVE PROJECT EDITOR Debra Viadero CONTRIBUTING PROJECT EDITORS Karen Diegmueller Sarah D. Sparks STAFF WRITERS Catherine Gewertz Liana Heitin ART DIRECTOR Gina Tomko Swikar Patel ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR ONLINE NEWS EDITOR Vanessa Solis Stacey Decker LEAD DESIGNER MULTIMEDIA PRODUCER Sumita Bannerjee Deanna Del Ciello COVER: Gust Elementary School 5th grader Ashley Valiente raises her thumb after completing a math equation at the Denver school. The hand signal is a visual cue to the teacher that the student understands the problem or has the correct answer. Cover photograph by Nathan W. Armes for Education Week ILLUSTRATIONS: Getty http://www.edweek.org/go/formativeassessment-digital http://www.edweek.org/go/formativeassessment-digital http://www.edweek.org/go/copies

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Education Week - November 11, 2015 - Special Report

Education Week - November 11, 2015 - Special Report
Table of Contents
Bringing Clarity to a Cloudy Idea
Formative-Assessment Misconceptions
Should Formative Assessments Be Graded?
Common Core: Tools to Check Students’ Grasp
Putting Students in Charge of Their Own Learning
An Arizona Initiative Sets Sights on Teachers
Learning Progressions: Road Maps for Teaching
Tech-Powered Teacher Tools

Education Week - November 11, 2015 - Special Report

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