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INBOX is a weekly e-mail wrap-up of the most important stories in English language arts education, ideas for your classroom, and news from NCTE.

Sent each week to NCTE members (to the email address we have on file for you), this e-newsletter is mailed once a month to nonmembers.

Members can update their email address by sending a message to NCTE; nonmembers can use this form to subscribe to receive a monthly issue of INBOX or can join NCTE to receive INBOX each week as part of their membership.

From the Current Issue:

New Guideline from NCTE:  "Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction" defines formative assessment as the "lived, daily embodiment of a teacher's desire to refine practice based on a keener understanding of current levels of student performance, undergirded by the teacher's knowledge of possible paths of student development within the discipline and of pedagogies that support such development."

Looking for ways to understand and use formative assessments as part of your class?

Listen!to NCTE members Cathy Fleischer and Scott Filkins talk about "Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction" on Education Talk Radio:  Recorded Part 1 (was interrupted with technical difficulties) and Live Part 2 (airs on November 6, 10:30 a.m. ET). 

Watch!NCTE member Sarah Brown Wessling explain "The Stoplight Method: An End-of-Lesson Assessment" on The Teaching Channel.

See!"Finding and Using Evidence of Student Learning" from the September 2013 Council Chronicle and the NCTE Literacy Assessment Informs Instruction website.

Read!the Principles in Practice books on assessment:  Beyond Standardized Truth: Improving Teaching and Learning through Inquiry-Based Reading Assessment; Our Better Judgment: Teacher Leadership for Writing Assessment; and Reading Assessment: Artful Teachers, Successful Students.  

InvestigationsOrder and Download NCTE's new Investigation: Using Evidence to Inform Practice: Feedback and Feed Forward (Grades 6-12)

Connections and Connected Educator Month

From Connection to Multiscale Collaboration during Connected Educator Month
SmartBlog on Education, SmartBrief, October 31, 2013

A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator
Smart Blog on Education, SmartBrief, October 21, 2013

How Administrators Collaborate and Connect
eSchool News, October 31, 2013

from NCLE
Research on The Principal's Role in Supporting Educator Collaboration 


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