Ten Things That Matter from Assessment to Grading

 
 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction vii

Chapter 1
Being the Change Matters 1
Big Idea: Change Is Up to You 2
Putting It into Practice 4
Guiding Questions for Individuals or Learning Teams 12


Chapter 2
Confidence Matters 13
Big Idea: Confidence as the Foundation of Success 13
Putting It into Practice 16
Guiding Questions for Individuals or Learning Teams 29


Chapter 3
Assessment Accuracy Matters 30
Big Idea: Accurate Assessment for Student Success 31
Putting It into Practice 39
Guiding Questions for Individuals or Learning Teams 46


Chapter 4
Descriptive Feedback Matters 48
Big Idea: Descriptive Feedback for Student Learning 49
Putting It into Practice 53
Guiding Questions for Individuals or Learning Teams 62

Chapter 5
Differentiated Instruction Matters 64
Big Idea: Formative Assessment Leads to Differentiated Instruction 65
Putting It into Practice 68
Guiding Questions for Individuals or Learning Teams 81


Chapter 6
Student Ownership Matters 83
Big Idea: Meaningful Ownership over Learning 84
Putting It into Practice 89
Guiding Questions for Individuals or Learning Teams 100


Chapter 7
Accurate Grades Matter 102
Big Idea: Accurate and Clear Reporting 103
Putting It into Practice 105
Guiding Questions for Individuals or Learning Teams 118

Chapter 8
Practice Matters 120
Big Idea: Practice Without Penalty 121
Putting It into Practice 124
Guiding Questions for Individuals or Learning Teams 133


Chapter 9
Improvement Matters 134
Big Idea: Recognizing Improvement in Grading 135
Putting It into Practice 140
Guiding Questions for Individuals or Learning Teams 148


Chapter 10
Professional Learning Matters 150
Big Idea: Professional Learning for the Sake of Student Improvement 152
Putting It into Practice 157
Guiding Questions for Individuals or Learning Teams 162


References 163


Index 167