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Elements of Grading

Author : Douglas Reeves
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The quality of feedback students receive from their teachers is one of the most important factors in improving learning. Elements of Grading: A Guide to Effective Practice, Second Edition addresses issues and controversies regarding the primary source of feedback for studentsgrades. Author Douglas Reeves argues that effective grading practices must be FAST: Fair Accurate Specific Timely In addressing these four essential criteria, Elements of Grading does not offer an ultimate answer or perfect system but shows how to begin a constructive, evidence-based conversation about improving grading practices. The second edition of Elements of Grading features a significant amount of new content, including how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and new technologies impact grading practices and systems. It promotes a new conversation about grading practices, as evidence is clearly not enough to change opinions and promote change

How to Grade for Learning

Author : Ken O'Connor
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Implement standards-based grading practices that help students succeed! Classroom assessment methods should help students develop to their full potential, but meshing traditional grading practices with students’ achievement on standards has been difficult. Making lasting changes to grading practices requires both knowledge and willpower. Discover eight guidelines for good grading, recommendations for practical applications, and suggestions for implementing new grading practices as well as: ? The why’s and the how-to’s of implementing standards-based grading practices ? Tips from 48 nationally and internationally known authors and consultants ? Additional information on utilizing level scores rather than percentages ? Reflective exercises ? Techniques for managing grading more efficiently

Visible Learning Day by Day

Author : Felicia Durden
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Be a Better Teacher You want the best for your students. But how do you know which techniques really work? Visible Learning Day by Day has the answers. Packed with 50 proven strategies, this workbook provides classroom-ready worksheets, resources and self-evaluations to help you implement visible learning in: • Collaboration with educators • Teacher clarity and goal setting • Parent communication • Math and literacy programs • Instruction planning • Classroom management • Assessment and grading This innovative approach to teaching makes students active participants in their own education. Visible learning will improve your student’s growth by making the teaching process open and accessible to them.

Charting a Course to Standards Based Grading

Author : Tim R. Westerberg
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What's the best way to ensure that grading policies are fair, accurate, and consistent across classrooms? How can schools transition to a grading system that better reflects what students are actually learning? Tim R. Westerberg makes this journey easier by offering a continuum of options, with four "destinations" on the road to improved grading and assessment. Destination 1 critically examines such popular grading mechanisms as the zero, extra credit, the "semester killer" project, averaging, mixing academic performance with work ethic, and refusing to accept late work, and explains how they undermine objectivity and instead result in widely divergent grades for comparable work--with major consequences for students. Destination 2 invites educators to put assessment and grading into the larger context of a districtwide guaranteed and viable curriculum and lays out the organizational conditions and necessary steps to accomplish this goal. Destination 3 brings parents and others on board with a multiyear implementation plan and community engagement strategies for introducing report cards that indicate student achievement by standards rather than--or in addition to--letter grades. Destination 4, competency-based education, involves a total rethinking of the nature and structure of school, leading to individualized education for all students. However far they choose to go, administrators and teacher leaders can turn to Charting a Course to Standards-Based Grading for the quick wins and long-term support and guidance they need to make the trip well worth the effort.

Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work Leader s Guide

Author : Timothy D. Kanold
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This leader companion to the grade-level teacher guides illustrates how to sustain successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics. Discover what students should learn and how they should learn it. Comprehensive research-affirmed analysis tools and strategies will help collaborative teams develop and assess student demonstrations of deep conceptual understanding and procedural fluency.

Rigor in Your Classroom

Author : Barbara R. Blackburn
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Teachers are required to increase the rigor for students, but how? This book by bestselling author and rigor expert Barbara Blackburn has the answer! It is a treasure chest of more than 200 practical and highly-effective tools that can be used across grade levels and subject areas to increase student rigor, leading your students to higher engagement and deeper learning. Topics covered include... Asking higher-level questions Scaffolding to help all students achieve success Differentiating instruction and using modifications Fostering independence through gradual release of responsibility Increasing text difficulty and teaching close reading Setting high expectations Changing students’ views of success Encouraging effort and goal-setting Creating an environment that is conducive to learning Using effective grading policies and assessment tools Working with parents, colleagues, and administrators And much, much more! Rigor in Your Classroom will be your go-to resource throughout the school year, as you continually return to it to try new tools with your students. Bonus: The tools are accompanied by graphic organizers, charts, templates, and reproducibles for easy implementation.

Elements of Grading

Author : Douglas Reeves
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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.

Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work Grades 6 8

Author : Diane J. Briars
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This teacher guide illustrates how to sustain successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics, grades 6–8. Discover what students should learn and how they should learn it at each grade level. Comprehensive research-affirmed analysis tools and strategies will help you and your collaborative team develop and assess student demonstrations of deep conceptual understanding and procedural fluency.

Inspiring Creativity and Innovation in K 12

Author : Douglas Reeves
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Encourage a culture of innovation and creativity. Innovation and creativity are imperative to educational success and require the contributions of teachers, students, administrators, and policymakers. Explore the four essentials for developing a creative, mistake-tolerant culture; investigate teaching and leadership beliefs and practices that undermine creativity; and discover strategies for successfully navigating challenges that your team may face along the way.

Beyond the Common Core

Author : Juli K. Dixon
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Focus your curriculum to heighten student achievement. Learn 10 high-leverage team actions for grades K–5 mathematics instruction and assessment. Discover the actions your team should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction. Examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.