Lang, S., Stanley, T., & Moore, B. (2008). Short cycle assessment: Improving student achievement through formative assessment. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education.
This book is designed to teach educators how to better support student achievement through frequent feedback on student class work and performance. The authors use a step-by-step approach to highlight various strategies used to monitor student progress and provide appropriate responses to their work. More specifically, the authors explain how to write good questions that assess student learning, design effective formative assessments, and administer short-cycle tests. The authors also demonstrate how to analyze and interpret data to inform instructional practices and how to adequately prepare students for large-scale, high-stakes tests. Various activities and forms are incorporated throughout to help educators through this process.
Analysis, Multiple Measures, Professional Expertise, Skills and Knowledge