Free Resources

Want free tools you can implement for positive change immediately? Just check back here frequently, and download an ever-changing variety of our resources. 

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USING MARGIN SYMBOLS

Margin symbols are a highly effective and fun way for students to communicate with you. These simple symbols enable them to quickly convey their thoughts on areas of strength or weakness. Part of the book Self-assessment and Goal Setting, Margin Symbols is a powerful, free resource for you.

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BUILDING AN ASSESSMENT PLAN

Whether you are just getting started, or have decades of experience, our comprehensive assessment planning guide will help set you and your students up for success this year. Using learning outcomes, thinking through evidence of learning, activities, tasks, agendas, and proof/evidence will help you build your own assessment plan no matter whether your focus is a subject area, a course, or a grade level.

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7 ACTIONS OF ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING

The classroom environment is constantly evolving. It’s critical that you remain up-to-date with cutting-edge teaching techniques and protocols, to ensure your instruction drives the best results – for teachers and learners, of all ages. The “7 actions of assessment for learning” guide is from our book, “Making Classroom Assessment Work” and is a cornerstone of the work we do with our clients.

Click on the link below to get an overview of these 7 actions and how you can apply them in your school.

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CLAPPING EXERCISE

One of our most popular activities we use in workshops that demonstrate how assessment practices have to change and why we need to involve students in assessment.

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