Taking Measure

Fall 2015

Taking Measure

About This Issue
HaYidion Taking Measure Fall 2015

Assessment is a critical function at all levels of day schools. From the classroom to the boardroom, the faculty to the head, every stakeholder and every aspect of school operations stand to benefit from evaluation. Nonetheless, thinking about assessment, and the vehicles for achieving it, are changing in many ways parallel to other aspects of school design. This issue offers reflections about assessment, various and novel ways of achieving it, and discussion of outcomes that can result from successful measurement.

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Articles From This Issue

  • Surveys, Feedback Loops and Continuous Improvement
    Sacha Litman
  • From the Co-Executive Directors: Measuring Jewish Day Schools
    Idana Goldberg
  • Looking Under the Hood: What Happens When We Send 8th Graders to Israel?
    Alex Pomson
  • JDS Reform: Starting with Data
    Jon Ben-Asher, Head of School, Tucson Hebrew Academy
  • Holding Yourself to a High Standard of Quality When Using Assessments
    Stacie Cherner
  • Using Standardized Assessments to Drive Instruction
    Joanie Silverman, Middle School Principal, David Posnack Jewish Day School, Davie, Florida
  • Early Assessment for Effective Intervention
    Karen Gazith
  • A Creativity Rubric
    Judd Kruger Levingston
  • Assessing Tefillah?
    Susan Wall
  • Embracing Standardized Tests for Student Growth
    Alanna Kotler, Language Arts and Social Studies Coordinator, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD
  • Teacher Supervision? Professional Development? Or Both?
    Benjamin Mann and Steven Lorch
  • Lee Shulman on Assessment in Jewish Day Schools
    Lee Shulman
  • Developing a Culture of Board Leadership through the Rigor of Assessment
    Ann F. Cohen
  • Hot Buttons: Improving Professional and Lay Leadership at Jewish Organizations
    Interview with Deborah Grayson Riegel, author of The Little Book of Big Ideas for Jewish Professionals and The Little Book of Big Ideas for Jewish Volunteers.
  • Column: A Very Good Listener
    Miriam Heller Stern
  • Listening as the Key to Education
    Interview with Eleanor Duckworth
  • From the Editor: What Counts
    Barbara Davis
  • Ensuring our Students Become Mensches
    Jennifer L. Friedman
  • From the Board: Building Relationships
    Ann Bennett
  • The Student Assessment Outlook
    Jefferson Burnett, Amada Torres, and Whitney Work
  • Dear Cooki: Setting Standards for All Staff
    Cooki Levy
  • 21st Century Assessments in Jewish Day Schools
    Diana Wilmot
  • Counting and Recounting: Assessment and the Quest for Accountability
    Lee S. Shulman
  • Beyond Attainment: Examining Student Growth
    Damian Betebenner
  • Documenting Core Values: A Pluralism Audit in a Day School
    Joel Alter
  • Made to Measure: Teacher Assessment and Evaluation in Jewish Schools
    Jennifer Lewis
  • Evaluating the Delivery of Values in a Day School Setting
    Yonatan Rosner and J.B. Sacks
  • The Role of Trust in Measuring Teacher Performance
    Rebecca M. Solomon