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The Looking at Student Work website "represents an association of individuals and educational organizations that focus on looking at student work to strengthen connections between instruction, curriculum, and other aspects of school life to students' learning." The association grew from a meeting hosted by the Chicago Learning Collaborative and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform in 1988. The website offers resources for teachers, administrators, staff developers, and other school-based educators, including an explanation of the approaches offered, a rationale for looking at student work in the ways proposed, a description of the protocols used for looking and a discussion of how the approach "challenges the norms of teaching." Visitors are invited to use the website as an introduction to these ideas, as a resource for information and tools, and as an opportunity to read and discuss with colleagues the principles of looking at student work. To promote interactions among colleagues, the site provides information on other people and organizations involved in looking at student work, and has a page for feedback from visitors to the website. Related books, articles, videos, websites, and supporting materials are also highlighted. The Research section includes links to two recent resources providing snapshots of teachers of mathematics and sciences engaged in the processes of "looking at student work."
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Date of Scout Publication 2004-04-23
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