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Formative Assessment and Standards-Based Grading by Learn everything you need to know to implement an integrated system of assessment and grading that will enhance your teaching and your students' learning. Dr. Robert J. Marzano details the specific benefits of formative assessment--assessment that is used during instruction rather than at the end of a course or unit. He explains how to design and interpret three different types of formative assessments, how to track student progress, and how to assign meaningful grades, even if a school or district continues to use a traditional grading system. Detailed examples brings each concept to life, and exercises help reinforce the content. The second book in the Classroom Strategies Series library, this clear, highly practical guide follows the series format, first summarizing key research and then translating it into recommendations for classroom practice.BenefitsThis comprehensive guide: Identifies three types of formative classroom assessments that should be used in a comprehensive system and explains how to design them Explains the difference between "standards-based" and "standards-referenced" systems Explains why it is usually inappropriate to use the 100-point scale in conjunction with formative assessment Describes a systematic approach to the design and use of rubrics Presents four basic approaches to tracking student progress and provides reproducible grade sheets Discusses the use of technology in tracking progress and generating reports Addresses the issue of grades for teachers using formative approaches Includes an appendix that clearly explains the concept of effect size Provides exercises to help readers assess and reinforce their understanding of the new strategies ,/ul>
Publication Date: 2011-10-27
Grading from the Inside Out by
Publication Date: 2016-01-26
The time for grading reform is now. While the transition to standards-based practices may be challenging, it is essential for effective instruction and assessment. In this practical guide, the author outlines specific steps your team can take to transform grading and reporting schoolwide. Each chapter includes examples of grading dilemmas, vignettes from teachers and administrators, and ideas for bringing parents on board with change.
Leaders of Their Own Learning by From EL Education comes a proven approach to student assessment Leaders of Their Own Learning offers a new way of thinking about assessment based on the celebrated work of EL Education schools across the country. Student-Engaged Assessment is not a single practice but an approach to teaching and learning that equips and compels students to understand goals for their learning and growth, track their progress toward those goals, and take responsibility for reaching them. This requires a set of interrelated strategies and structures and a whole-school culture in which students are given the respect and responsibility to be meaningfully engaged in their own learning. Includes everything teachers and school leaders need to implement a successful Student-Engaged Assessment system in their schools Outlines the practices that will engage students in making academic progress, improve achievement, and involve families and communities in the life of the school Describes each of the book's eight key practices, gives advice on how to begin, and explains what teachers and school leaders need to put into practice in their own classrooms Ron Berger is Chief Program Officer for EL Education and a former public school teacher Leaders of Their Own Learning shows educators how to ignite the capacity of students to take responsibility for their own learning, meet Common Core and state standards, and reach higher levels of achievement. DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
Rethinking Grading by
Publication Date: 2015-07-13
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.
Sparking Student Creativity by
Publication Date: 2014-09-23
Teaching isn't merely transmitting knowledge to students; it's also about teaching students to approach learning in engaging and unexpected ways. in Sparking Student Creativity: Practical Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving, author and researcher Patti Drapeau explores and explains research related to creativity and its relevance in today's standards-based, critical thinking-focused classroom. the book vividly and comprehensively shows* How creative lessons can meet and extend the expectations of curriculum standards such as the Common Core State Standards,* How to incorporate creativity and assessment into daily classroom practices, * How to develop a Creativity Road Map to guide instruction, and * How to design lessons that prompt and support creative thinking.In addition, the book includes 40 "grab and go" ideas that infuse lesson plans with a spirit of exploration. No matter what grade levels or content areas you teach, Sparking Student Creativity will help you to produce creative lesson components that directly address critical content, target specific standards, and require thoughtful products from students as they grow into independent learners and become successful students and adults.
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