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 Traditional grading procedures are no longer applicable due to vast changes in pedagogy and assessment.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.

Rethinking Grading

Author : Cathy Vatterott
ISBN : 9781416620525
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.

Students At The Center

Author : Bena Kallick
ISBN : 9781416623243
Genre : Education
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Educators’ most important work is to help students develop the intellectual and social strength of character necessary to live well in the world. The way to do this, argue authors Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda, is to increase the say students have in their own learning and prepare them to navigate complexities they face both inside and beyond school. This means rethinking traditional teacher and student roles and re-examining goal setting, lesson planning, assessment, and feedback practices. It means establishing classrooms that prioritize ▪ Voice—Involving students in “the what” and “the how” of learning and equipping them to be stewards of their own education. ▪ Co-creation—Guiding students to identify the challenges and concepts they want to explore and outline the actions they will take. ▪ Social construction—Having students work with others to theorize, pursue common goals, build products, and generate performances. ▪ Self-discovery—Teaching students to reflect on their own developing skills and knowledge so that they will acquire new understandings of themselves and how they learn. Based on their exciting work in the field, Kallick and Zmuda map out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind. They share the perspectives of educators engaged in this work; highlight the habits that empower students to pursue aspirations, investigate problems, design solutions, chase curiosities, and create performances; and provide tools and recommendations for adjusting classroom practices to facilitate learning that is self-directed, dynamic, sometimes messy, and always meaningful.

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.

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.

Essential Assessment

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ISBN : 1943874492
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Schools That Deliver Australia Uk Version

Author : John Edwards
ISBN : 9781506352961
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Deliver real change and real results for your school This book focuses directly on what promotes delivery. It provides the practical tools and implementation guide for re-invigorating your school. Set against a solid blend of international research and international best practice, the narrative is carried by voices from schools across six countries that are currently delivering. They tell it how it is, in lived reality. Every process in the book has been tested and refined under the heat of practice, addressing the current realities in education. The book provides a carefully selected repertoire of skills, models, and processes that: Deliver results for children, teachers, school leaders, families, and their communities Build trust through ensuring every voice is heard and respected Develop a strong culture of leadership and alignment, while recognising and embracing the complexities of school change Address the frustrations currently felt by teachers in a positive, productive way Schools That Deliver fills the gap between intention and delivery. The book respects your voice, and your ability to create your own ways of delivering while remaining loyal to the unique personality of your school. When members of a school community deliver together what really matters for their children, they feel the true joy of education, that splendid feeling of professional satisfaction and achievement that we all deserve.

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

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

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