grading from the inside out bringing accuracy to student assessment through a standards based mindset

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Grading From The Inside Out

Author : Tom Schimmer
ISBN : 1936763850
Genre : Education
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Grading From the Inside Out by Tom Schimmer establishes that the time for grading reform is now. Traditional grading procedures are no longer applicable due to vast changes in pedagogy and assessment. While K12 teachers and administrators may feel hesitant about moving away from past practices or making profound changes in grading, and while it may be challenging, a change in mindset is essential for effective instruction and assessment. A standards-based mindset is needed to reshape the traditional grading paradigm. To help readers develop standards-based mindsets about grading, Schimmer proposes a grading paradigm based on a new approach to reporting student achievement. He then presents educators with steps they can actively take to positively alter grading and reporting in their classrooms.

On Your Mark

Author : Thomas R. Guskey
ISBN : 9781935542759
Genre : Education
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Create and sustain a learning environment where students thrive and stakeholders are accurately informed of student progress. Clarify the purpose of grades, craft a vision statement aligned with this purpose, and discover research-based strategies to implement effective grading and reporting practices. Identify policies and practices that render grading inaccurate, and understand the role grades play in students’ future success and opportunities.

Rethinking Grading

Author : Cathy Vatterott
ISBN : 9781416620495
Genre : Education
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Grading systems often reward on-time task completion and penalize disorganization and bad behavior. Despite our best intentions, grades seem to reflect student compliance more than student learning and engagement. In the process, we inadvertently subvert the learning process. After careful research and years of experiences with grading as a teacher and a parent, Cathy Vatterott examines and debunks traditional practices and policies of grading in K–12 schools. She offers a new paradigm for standards-based grading that focuses on student mastery of content and gives concrete examples from elementary, middle, and high schools. Rethinking Grading will show all educators how standards-based grading can authentically reflect student progress and learning--and significantly improve both teaching and learning. Cathy Vatterott is an education professor and researcher at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a former middle school teacher and principal, and a parent of a college graduate. She has learned from her workshops that “grading continues to be the most contentious part . . . conjuring up the most intense emotions and heated disagreements.” Vatterott is also the author of the book Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs.

Grading Smarter Not Harder

Author : Myron Dueck
ISBN : 9781416618904
Genre : Education
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All the talk of closing the achievement gap in schools obscures a more fundamental issue: do the grades we assign to students truly reflect the extent of their learning? In this lively and eye-opening book, educator Myron Dueck reveals how many of the assessment policies that teachers adopt can actually prove detrimental to student motivation and achievement and shows how we can tailor policies to address what really matters: student understanding of content. In sharing lessons, anecdotes, and cautionary tales from his own experiences revamping assessment procedures in the classroom, Dueck offers a variety of practical strategies for ensuring that grades measure what students know without punishing them for factors outside their control; critically examining the fairness and effectiveness of grading homework assignments; designing and distributing unit plans that make assessment criteria crystal-clear to students; creating a flexible and modular retesting system so that students can improve their scores on individual sections of important tests. Grading Smarter, Not Harder is brimming with reproducible forms, templates, and real-life examples of grading solutions developed to allow students every opportunity to demonstrate their learning. Written with abundant humor and heart, this book is a must-read for all teachers who want their grades to contribute to, rather than hinder, their students' success.

Practical Solutions For Serious Problems In Standards Based Grading

Author : Thomas R. Guskey
ISBN : 9781452295619
Genre : Education
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Implement standards-based grading practices that accurately and equitably report student achievement! Standards-based education poses a variety of challenges for grading and reporting practices. This edited volume examines critical issues in standards-based grading and provides specific suggestions for improving policies and practices at the school and classroom levels. The chapters: Describe traditional school practices that inhibit the implementation of standards-based grading Address how teachers can assign fair and accurate grades to English language learners and students with special needs Examine legal issues related to grading Discuss why report card grades and large-scale assessment scores may vary Offer communication strategies with parents

A School Leader S Guide To Standards Based Grading

Author : Tammy Heflebower
ISBN : 9780985890292
Genre : Education
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Accurately report students’ academic strengths and weaknesses with standards-based grading. Rather than using traditional systems that incorporate nonacademic factors such as attendance and behavior, learn to assess and report student performance based on prioritized standards. You will discover reliable, practical methods for analyzing what students have learned and gain effective strategies for offering students feedback on their progress.

Elements Of Grading

Author : Douglas Reeves
ISBN : 9781935543503
Genre : Education
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Effective teacher feedback is crucial to improving student achievement. The author provides educators with practical suggestions for making the grading process more fair, accurate, specific, and timely. In addition to examples and case studies, this edition offers a significant amount of new content, including an exploration of how the Common Core State Standards and new technologies impact grading practices.

Effective Grading Practices For Secondary Teachers

Author : Dave Nagel
ISBN : 9781483386393
Genre : Education
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Enacting an effective grading system that emphasizes the secondary student’s learning process! The book is written in an articulate and direct format that highlights successful practices, programs and activities that support effective implementation of changing grading systems. Providing research of grading reforms that were enacted by an active teacher dialogue with the student’s perspective taken into consideration Addressing the shortcomings of no failure policies in the overall learning process Researching perception of effort limitations and the impact of grades given to the student by an instructor Considering restraints of grading policies due to vagueness and constrictive focus

Ten Things That Matter From Assessment To Grading

Author : Tom Schimmer
ISBN : 0133064026
Genre : Education
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"Ten Things that Matter from Assessment to Grading "outlines the big ideas of assessment so teachers can prioritize where to refine their practice. Structured in standalone, quick-read chapters, its flexible approach lets readers choose the material that matters most to them. Chapters tackle concepts such as descriptive feedback, differentiated instruction, student ownership and grading accuracy. Classroom examples and teacher accounts are included in each chapter to help illustrate how to translate research to practice. Tips, guided questions, and next steps encourage readers to get started on their own path to fair and balanced assessment and grading. Features Outlines ten big ideas of assessment and grading--emphasizing the best techniques for a balanced, fair, and productive assessment plan. Offers a flexible approach--with standalone chapters that pinpoint best practices. Makes research on assessment and grading real--by including classroom examples and teacher accounts. Shows ways to communicate assessment policies with parents--by including communication tips in every chapter. Offers reflective prompts for individuals or professional learning teams--including guiding questions throughout each chapter. Encourages readers to start using the "Ten Things" right away--by including next steps and recommended resources throughout each chapter.

Beyond The Grade

Author : Robert Lynn Canady
ISBN : 1943874042
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The current grading system doesn't provide equal opportunity for low-income students and that leads to grade inflation, high dropout rates, productivity loss, and more. To help all students succeed, and promote equity in learning, vast changes in grading policies and scheduling are needed. In this research-based resource, the authors examine why current grading practices are ineffective for fostering a growth mindset, including the effect poverty has on student achievement. Beyond the Grade present an evidence-based case for switching to an equitable, standards-based grading system that improves student achievement for diverse student populations. Use this book as a schoolwide study guide to ensure all staff fully understand the school variables that can influence student motivation and enhance achievement for all learners. Benefits Ascertain the school variables that can influence student motivation and enhance achievement, including absenteeism, early literacy education, and more. Explore the disadvantages of traditional grading practices and the advantages that come from the equity of implementing standards-based grading practices. Receive guidance on providing students with the extra time and help they require to meet their learning needs and build a growth mindset. Access a list of questions that can help bring focus to your discussions about grading practices and overcome opposition to the implementation of standards-based grading. Gain resources, including sample schedules, for implementing standards-based grading practices in elementary, middle, and high schools to engage students, foster a growth mindset, and promote learning. Contents Introduction Part I: Assess Problems in Traditional Grading Practices Chapter 1: Why It's Time to Reassess Chapter 2: Flawed Grading Practices and Policies Chapter 3: Poverty Creates Variables That Affect Achievement Part II: Solutions to the Problems Chapter 4: Improved Grading Practices and Policies Chapter 5: Strategies That Effectively Address Poverty and Its Variables Chapter 6: Rethinking Scheduling Epilogue: The Power of a Teacher

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