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Ahead of the Curve

  • Title:Ahead of the Curve: The Power of Assessment to Transform Teaching and Learning
  • Author:Larry Ainsworth, Lisa Almeida, Anne Davies, Richard DuFour, Linda Gregg, Thomas Guskey, Robert Marzano, Ken O'Connor, Douglas Reeves, Rick Stiggins, Stephen White, Dylan Wiliam
  • Publication Date:2007
  • Grade Level:K-12
  • ISBN:9781934009062
  • Publisher:Solution Tree

Ahead of the Curve is written by the most influential, leading-edge luminaries on assessment and brings their ideas and recommendations into a single resource, illustrating the range of effective assessment design and implementation. From involving students in the assessment process to ensuring accuracy to applying assessments to English language learners and special needs students, you will find compelling insights and proven strategies.


Author Bio

Thomas Guskey, PhD, is professor of educational psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he served as director of research and development for Chicago Public Schools and was the first director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, a national research center. Dr. Guskey is the author/editor of numerous books and book chapters, articles, and professional papers on educational measurement, evaluation, assessment, and grading.

Dr. Robert J. Marzano is the cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory in Denver, Colorado. Throughout his forty years in the field of education, he has become a speaker, trainer, and author of more than thirty books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership, and school intervention. His practical translations of the most current research and theory into classroom strategies are internationally known and widely practiced by both teachers and administrators.

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