Achieving Student Growth

Achieving Student Growth:
the Powerful IMPACT of Micro-feedback Formative Assessment
by Robert K. Greenleaf

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The Micro-feedback Formative Assessment process (MFA) described within this book integrates effective formative feedback, assessment, action research and professional learning communities at their highest impact levels. The pivotal elements of IMPACT within each endeavor are carefully orchestrated to shift from a data emphasis that ascertains “what” a student is able to do (raw score, performance level, percentile, etc.) to a discrete learning target within a standard or progression. 

The timely evidence produced begins to pinpoint “why” a student is struggling, not just “that” s/he is struggling. Once the point of struggle is determined, focused instruction can be directed specifically to the identified learning need. As pivotal elements within a progression of learning are understood, many accompanying elements also become apparent to the learner… resulting in significant gains in performance. As we move to Common Core Standards, this approach will bring formative assessment to life and shed light on how to work with students to address whatever learning needs become apparent from both standardized and local assessment results. Student growth data becomes clear as the practice becomes second nature!

This process is doable within current work demands, taps into areas of curricular interest to educators and provides immediate feedback useful for instructional decisions."