Set of 7 Training DVDs (Assessment Training Institute, Inc.)

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9780132548939: Set of 7 Training DVDs (Assessment Training Institute, Inc.)
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Includes all seven DVD titles and the books, A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades and Creating and Recognizing Quality Rubrics.




A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades  - ISBN 9780132488631

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.


Creating and Recognizing Quality Rubrics - ISBN 9780132548694

This book helps teachers sift through all available rubrics to find those that will work best; explains how to create a rubric; and includes chapters on related topics necessary to maximizing student success: recognizing quality performance tasks, using rubrics instructionally, and communicating with parents about rubrics.



Grading & Reporting in Standards-Based Schools - ISBN 9780132548847
Presented by Rick Stiggins and Ken O’Connor
This interactive presentation and companion book provide classroom teachers and school/district leaders with a deeper understanding of the issues involved in report card grading, as well as practical strategies and alternatives to help improve classroom grading practices. 75 minutes. DVD with User’s Guide on CD.

Designing Performance Assessments for Learning - ISBN 9780132548823
Presented by Judy Arter and Jan Chappuis
Performance assessment is more than a way to collect information on student progress toward important learning outcomes. When well designed and properly used, a performance assessment can also increase the learning it assesses. This video explains the elements, performance tasks and rubrics required to ensure accuracy and effectiveness. Bundled with the book Creating & Recognizing Quality Rubrics. 75 minutes.
Assessment for Student Motivation - ISBN 9780132548854
Presented by Rick Stiggins
Rick Stiggins explains how behavior management (manipulation of rewards and punishments) defined the relationship between assessment and student motivation in schools for decades and why that model no longer applies. The presentation provides a vision of assessment for standards-driven schools and an understanding of the relationship between classroom assessment for learning and student motivation to learn. 45 minutes. DVD with User’s Guide on CD.

Evaluating Assessment Quality: Hands-On Practice - ISBN 9780132548830
Presented by Rick Stiggins and Judy Arter
This video introduces assessment quality standards and then turns those standards into checklists of key features and rubrics that any teacher can use to evaluate his or her classroom assessments. Materials for hands-on practice using checklists and rubrics included. 36 minutes. DVD with User’s Guide on CD.

Assessing Reasoning in the Classroom - ISBN 9780132548885
Presented by Rick Stiggins
Learn practical, effective ways to use assessments to teach reasoning and to help students succeed at problem solving. 68 minutes. DVD with User’s Guide on CD.

Commonsense Paper and Pencil Assessments - ISBN 9780132548861
Presented by Rick Stiggins
Learn how to use paper-and-pencil tests to build student motivation and achievement. This presentation provides effective strategies for designing better tests and involving students in test development. 56 minutes. DVD with User’s Guide on CD.

Student-Involved Conferences - ISBN 9780132548878
Presented by Anne Davies and Rick Stiggins
This video workshop presents effective ways to involve and prepare students, as well as the keys to productive, studentinvolved conferences. 60 minutes. DVD with User’s Guide on CD.

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About the Author:

Ken O'Connor has been an independent consultant on assessment and evaluation from 1996 to present. He has been a staff development presenter and facilitator on assessment, grading and reporting in 33 states and 7 provinces and 5 countries outside North America. He was a keynote presenter at the EARCOS Teachers Conference in Bangkok in March 2003 and an institute presenter at AISA conferences in Cameroon, Tanzania and Zimbabwe in October 2005. His teaching career included experience as a geography teacher and department head at L'Amoreaux C.I. and Maplewood High School in Scarborough, Ontario, 1976-90, and teaching at four schools in Toronto and Melbourne, Australia (Grade 7 - 12) starting in 1967. Ken was a Curriculum Coordinator responsible for Student Assessment and Evaluation for the Scarborough Board of Education and then the Toronto District School Board from March 1990 to June 1999. He has also worked as a consultant on Secondary Assessment at the Ontario Ministry of Education.

His major extra-curricular interest is field hockey, as a player, umpire and coach. As a coach, three of his players went on to represent Canada in the Olympics. He also umpired at the 1984 Olympic Games and the 1990 World Cup.

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