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Student-Engaged Assessment ignites the capacity of students to take responsibility for their own learning, building the independence, critical thinking skills, perseverance, and self-reflective understanding they need to meet the demands of the Common Core, reach higher levels of achievement, and succeed in college, career and life.
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What are readers saying about this book?
“Long before the nation began discussing Common Core standards, Expeditionary Learning was working with thousands of educators to design learning targets that expressed clear, shared understanding for what students should know and be able to do. Let [this book] serve as your guide to Expeditionary Learning, a concept so successful but so simple that you will wonder aloud why it isn’t universally available for those kids who would benefit from it most.”
—From the foreword by Mike Johnston, Colorado State Senator
“Chockfull of examples, tips, and video illustrations, this masterful book achieves the remarkable feat of both being a practical how-to guide for how students, teachers, and school leaders can use student-led assessment, and a visionary argument for how we could invert the school reform pyramid and put students in charge of their own learning.”
—Jal Mehta, associate professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education; author, The Allure of Order
“Leaders of Their Own Learning points the way toward a dramatically better system for assessing the skills that matter most and motivating our students to achieve mastery. This important book should be read by every parent, educator, and policy maker.”
—Tony Wagner, Harvard University; author, The Global Achievement Gap and Creating Innovators
Featured Teacher Tools
School and classroom culture
Habits of scholarship
Assessment for learning and formative assessment
Writing strong learning targets
High-quality student work
Communicating with families and other stakeholders
Templates and forms for student use
Sample handbooks and guidelines from schools
Sample report cards
Sample assessment plans
Other Publications from Expeditionary Learning
Common Core Literacy Booklets
Practical guidance to help teachers and school leaders use the Common Core instructional shifts in literacy to deepen learning and raise achievement. The booklets (in draft form, pending publication) are on sale now in the EL online store:
Unlocking the Power of Informational and Literary Texts
Reading for and Writing with Evidence
Supporting all Students to Succeed with Complex Texts
Expeditionary Learning Core Practices: A Vision for Improving Schools
The Core Practices describe five dimensions that shape student achievement in schools: curriculum, instruction, assessment, culture and character, and leadership. Within each dimension, we have defined five to ten core practices that represent Expeditionary Learning's vision for transforming schools.