Robert (Bob) Good: With over 30 years of experience as an educator, Bob has had the privilege of working as a classroom teacher, district administrator, graduate-level adjunct faculty member, and educational consultant. He taught all core subjects to students in grades 4 – 8 in elementary and middle school environments for 18 years and then served at the school district level for another 13 years in a variety of roles including Assessment Coordinator, Instructional Coach, Director of Assessment & Research, and Director of Instructional Assessment. In addition to developing and managing various district and state assessment systems, Bob was able to build and support educators’ capacity to use assessment information instructionally through professional learning opportunities, hybrid course offerings, and side-by-side coaching.
Throughout his career, Bob has had a passion for the effective use of classroom assessment information to provide feedback to students and to guide instruction. The importance of interacting with students to ensure that they know where they are now and where they need to go cannot be understated. In this light, Bob has worked extensively with teachers and instructional leaders in areas including better understanding of formative and summative uses of information, providing students with discussion opportunities and feedback, and best practices for scoring, grading and assigning credit.
Bob has also provided policy and guidance support at the district and state levels in areas related to assessment, literacy and language development for English Learners, and support for students reading significantly below grade level. He has presented at a variety of conferences and meetings across the country on topics including the implementation and use of standards and assessments, instructional practices, and measurement. Bob holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Psychoeducational Research from Calif. State Univ., Long Beach and an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Sarasota.
Areas of Expertise
- Assessment for Learning
- Balanced Assessment Systems
- Criteria and Rubric Development
- Communicating with Students: Best Practices in Discussions, Feedback, Scoring, & Grading
- Formative and Summative Uses of Information
- Integrating Instruction and Assessment for Understanding & Transfer
- Performance Task Design & Use
- Understanding and Using Content Standards Effectively
Available for consulting work in:
- North America
- International locations on all continents