"Unpacking standards has become such a topic of importance in the alignment of curriculum. Teacher-Made Assessments has been a required textbook for students enrolled in my instructional leadership course for years. To have graduate level students contact me to tell me how they are able to ‘walk the walk and talk the talk’ using the book is an affirmation to the relevant work put forth into the book by Dr. Gareis and Dr. Grant."
--Dr. James R. Tucker, Adjunct Professor of Educational Leadership, George Washington University
"With the focus on assessment literacy, this new edition of Teacher-Made Assessments provides an exceptional framework for educators to follow, beginning with the analysis of learning objectives through planning effective assessment strategies.Gareis and Grant show teachers how to connect content and assessment in powerful ways."
--Dr. Susie J. Carr, Educational Consultant with the Southern Regional Education Board
Christopher R. Gareis, EdD, is Associate Professor of educational leadership at the College of William and Mary, where he also served as Associate Dean for teacher education for more than a decade. He regularly works with school districts in the areas of classroom-based assessment, mentoring, instructional leadership, strategic planning, and teacher evaluation.
Leslie W. Grant, PhD, is Assistant Professor of educational leadership at the College of William and Mary. She has been a teacher, an instructional leader, and a content editor and item writer for a major test publishing company. She works with school districts in the areas of using data to inform decision-making, classroom-based assessment, and effective teaching practices.