Grading Smarter Not Harder

Author: Myron Dueck
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416618902
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Grading Smarter Not Harder from the Author: Myron Dueck. 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.


Author: Carol Dweck
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492972829
Size: 57.72 MB
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Selbstbild from the Author: Carol Dweck. Spitzensportler, Geigenvirtuosen, Elitestudenten, Karrieremenschen – in der Regel sprechen wir Erfolge den Begabungen des Menschen zu. Doch dieser Glaube ist nicht nur falsch, er hindert auch unser persönliches Fortkommen und schränkt unser Potenzial ein. Die Psychologin Carol Dweck beweist: Entscheidend für die Entwicklung eines Menschen ist nicht das Talent, sondern das eigene Selbstbild. Was es damit auf sich hat, wie Ihr eigenes Selbstbild aussieht und wie Sie diese Erkenntnisse für sich persönlich nutzen können, erfahren Sie in diesem Buch.

Charting A Course To Standards Based Grading

Author: Tim R. Westerberg
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416622632
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Charting A Course To Standards Based Grading from the Author: Tim R. Westerberg. 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.

Target Based Grading In Collaborative Teams

Author: Garth Larson
Publisher: Dude Publishing, a division of National Professional Resources, Inc.
ISBN: 1938539125
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Target Based Grading In Collaborative Teams from the Author: Garth Larson. In order to make grading and reporting practices more meaningful and appropriate, schools must design core instruction to reflect both academic standards and specific academic and behavioral targets that clearly indicate what students must know and what they must be able to do. The authors' experience shows that taking this approach positively impacts teaching and learning. This six-page, quick-reference laminated guide is designed to help schools move beyond standards to target-based grading and reporting. In 13 clear steps, it walks collaborative teams through the process of: Prioritizing standards and breaking them into specific learning targets; Creating assessments that accurately measure the relevant standards and learning targets; Designing and delivering instruction that specifically addresses learning targets; Administering and analyzing assessments; Reassessing when there is evidence of new learning; Reporting proficiency levels against learning targets using a summative scoring rubricThe guide includes examples of proficiency scales, proficiency targets, progress trackers, and summative rubrics.

Changing The Grade

Author: Jonathan Cornue
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416625399
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Changing The Grade from the Author: Jonathan Cornue. Many educators agree that the 100-point grading model is not always a reliable way to evaluate student learning. But is there another way to more accurately and equitably grade students and provide high-quality information to parents while fostering student learning? If so, why haven’t school districts across the country changed their practices? In Changing the Grade, author and educator Jonathan Cornue presents a detailed model for developing a more reliable, standards-based grading system—including 30 steps to guide you through the process. In addition to identifying and addressing the barriers to change—such as concerns about how colleges and employers will interpret an alternative grading model—Cornue offers a concrete structure for changing the grading system, providing guidance on: • Thinking in a new way about why grades are given and the purpose of a report card grade; • Identifying what needs to be changed and what actions must be taken to facilitate the change; • Building a team of stakeholders—including teachers, principals, and guidance counselors—to lead the change process; • Developing the new standards-based grading structure; • Designing standards-based assignments and assessments that align with a new grading structure; • Avoiding grade inflation; and • Getting buy-in from teachers and other staff members, principals, administrators, the board of education, and the community by demonstrating that the change process is intentional, research-based, student-focused, and permanent. The book also includes helpful samples of standards-based gradebooks, homework assignments, rubrics, and report cards. If you are interested in making a systemic and systematic shift to a high-quality grading structure that is far less subjective than many commonly found in schools, consider Changing the Grade.

Rethinking Grading

Author: Cathy Vatterott
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416620494
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Rethinking Grading from the Author: Cathy Vatterott. 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.

How To Use Grading To Improve Learning

Author: Susan M. Brookhart
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416624074
Size: 13.85 MB
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How To Use Grading To Improve Learning from the Author: Susan M. Brookhart. Grades are imperfect, shorthand answers to “What did students learn, and how well?” In How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, best-selling author Susan M. Brookhart guides educators at all levels in figuring out how to produce grades—for single assignments and report cards—that accurately communicate students’ achievement of learning goals. Brookhart explores topics that are fundamental to effective grading and learning practices: • Acknowledging that all students can learn • Supporting and motivating student effort and learning • Designing and grading appropriate assessments • Creating policies for report card grading • Implementing learning-focused grading policies • Communicating with students and parents • Assessing school or district readiness for grading reform The book is grounded in research and resonates with the real lessons learned in the classroom. Although grading is a necessary part of schooling, Brookhart reminds us that children are sent to school to learn, not to get grades. This highly practical book will help you put grading and learning into proper perspective, offering strategies you can use right away to ensure that your grading practices actually support student learning.

The Power Of Focus

Author: Jack Canfield
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3864144752
Size: 31.74 MB
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The Power Of Focus from the Author: Jack Canfield. Was ist der häufigste Grund, warum viele Menschen ihre Ziele nicht erreichen? Es sind nicht die äußeren Rahmenbedingungen und Hindernisse – die lassen sich überwinden –, sondern vielmehr der persönliche Mangel, sich auf das Wesentliche zu konzentrieren und seine Ziele beharrlich zu verfolgen. Die Fähigkeit, sich auf das wirklich Entscheidende zu fokussieren, hilft in fast allen Lebenslagen. Dieses Buch ist seit zehn Jahren ein Weltbestseller und Klassiker der Erfolgsliteratur. Es hat Zigtausenden von Lesern geholfen, ihr Leben erfolgreicher zu gestalten und ihre ganze Kraft und Energie auf ihren persönlichen Fokus zu richten. Erstmalig in deutscher Sprache zeigen die Bestsellerautoren, wie man sich darauf besinnt, wie man diesen Fokus am besten erreicht, ihn beruflich nutzt und so auch wirtschaftlich turbulente Zeiten übersteht. Und nicht zuletzt, wie man eine Finanzstrategie verfolgt, die einen ruhig schlafen lässt. Jedes Kapitel bietet eine Strategie und die dazugehörigen konkreten Aktionsschritte. So kann jeder Leser umgehend durchstarten und seine eigene Erfolgsstory schreiben.

Die 5 Dysfunktionen Eines Teams

Author: Patrick M. Lencioni
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527690352
Size: 16.61 MB
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Die 5 Dysfunktionen Eines Teams from the Author: Patrick M. Lencioni. Nach ihren ersten zwei Wochen als neuer CEO von DecisionTech fragte sich Kathryn Petersen angesichts der dortigen Probleme, ob es wirklich richtig gewesen war, den Job anzunehmen. Sie war eigentlich froh ï¿1⁄2ber die neue Aufgabe gewesen. Doch hatte sie nicht ahnen kï¿1⁄2nnen, dass ihr Team so fï¿1⁄2rchterlich dysfunktional war und die Teammitglieder sie vor eine Herausforderung stellen wï¿1⁄2rden, die sie niemals zuvor so erlebt hatte ... In "Die 5 Dyfunktionen eines Teams" begibt sich Patrick Lencioni in die faszinierende und komplexe Welt von Teams. In seiner Leadership-Fabel folgt der Leser der Geschichte von Kathryn Petersen, die sich mit der ultimativen Fï¿1⁄2hrungskrise konfrontiert sieht: die Einigung eines Teams, das sich in einer solchen Unordnung befindet, dass es den Erfolg und das ï¿1⁄2berleben des gesamten Unternehmens gefï¿1⁄2hrdet. Im Verlauf der Geschichte enthï¿1⁄2llt Lencioni die fï¿1⁄2nf entscheidenden Dysfunktionen, die oft dazu fï¿1⁄2hren, dass Teams scheitern. Er stellt ein Modell und umsetzbare Schritte vor, die zu einem effektiven Team fï¿1⁄2hren und die fï¿1⁄2nf Dysfunktionen beheben. Diese Dysfunktionen sind: - Fehlendes Vertrauen, - Scheu vor Konflikten, - Fehlendes Engagement, - Scheu vor Verantwortung, - Fehlende Ergebnis-Orientierung. Wie in seinen anderen Bï¿1⁄2chern hat Patrick Lencioni eine fesselnde Fabel geschrieben, die eine wichtige Botschaft fï¿1⁄2r alle enthï¿1⁄2lt, die danach streben, auï¿1⁄2ergewï¿1⁄2hnliche Teamleiter und Fï¿1⁄2hrungskrï¿1⁄2fte zu werden.