Conferencing and Reporting, 2nd Edition

From the Knowing What Counts

by Anne Davies
by Caren Cameron
by Kathleen Gregory

ISBN: 978-0-9867851-1-5
Grade: Grades K–12
Price: $19.00

Conferencing and Reporting is the third book in Knowing What Counts, a series for middle- and secondary-school teachers who want to involve their students in assessment and evaluation.

Foreword by Rick Stiggins, author and educator

Conferencing and Reporting is full of practical ways for teachers to involve students in the assessment process by having students collect evidence of learning – proof – and having students communicate that proof with others. Have you ever thought there must be a better way to communicate to parents? There is! In this best-selling book, the authors have selected the top ten best ways to have students reflecting on their learning, collecting evidence of learning, sharing that evidence with others and asking for specific feedback to support further learning. This book includes detailed directions and blackline masters so teachers can begin immediately. It is often said that a village is needed to raise a child. Teachers know a team is needed if a child is going to learn and achieve. This book not only helps students learn more, it also helps parents and others come to understand what is being learned and how to best support students to learn more. In Chapter 2 the authors provide different ways for students to take part in end-of-term conferences and demonstrate their own learning. Processes and suggestions are given for Student-Teacher and Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences, as well as Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences for students with special needs. These conferencing formats OR structures are powerful companions to standards-based report cards.

Sections include:

  • Conferencing and reporting are changing
  • Students take a lead role
  • Audiences are essential to the process
  • Initiating conversations about learning
  • Involving students in conferences
  • Questions and responses

Includes reproducibles for teachers to adapt for their own use in schools and classrooms.


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