A Repair Kit for Grading

15 Fixes for Broken Grades
Author: Ken O'Connor
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132488631
Category: Education
Page: 162
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Communicating about student achievement requires accurate, consistent and meaningful grades. Educators interested in examining and improving grading practices should ask the following questions: * Am I confident that students in my classroom receive consistent, accurate and meaningful grades that support learning? * Am I confident that the grades I assign students accurately reflect my school or district's published performance standards and desired learning outcomes? In many schools, the answers to these questions often range from "not very" to "not at all." When that's the case, grades are "broken" and teachers and schools need a "repair kit" to fix them. A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades, 2/e gives teachers and administrators 15 ways to make the necessary repairs. Additional Resources from ATI Visit http://www.ati.pearson.com to read more articles on assessment, download study guides, and more!

The School Leader's Guide to Grading


Author: Ken O'Connor
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935542516
Category: Education
Page: 224
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Ensure your school’s grading procedures are supportive of learning, accurate, meaningful, and consistent. Discover how the “seven essential Ps” can improve your effectiveness in supporting assessment and communicating student achievement. You will also learn how to avoid inaccurate grades caused by penalties for lateness or academic dishonesty; extra credit; group rather than individual work; and marking down for attendance.

How to Use Grading to Improve Learning


Author: Susan M. Brookhart
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416624104
Category: Education
Page: 167
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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.

Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning


Author: Jan Chappuis
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780133366440
Category: Education
Page: 321
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In Seven Strategies of Assessment Learning, author Jan Chappuis gives K to 12 classroom teachers an incisive look at seven practical strategies structured around three essential questions--Where am I going? Where am I now? and How can I close the gap? Complete with research-based recommendations about assessment practices for improving student achievement, the book is sequenced to help teachers easily weave formative assessment practices into daily teaching and assessment activities at all levels. After introducing the strategies and the research base for formative assessment practices, the remaining chapters explain each strategy in detail, provide a research-based rationale for using the strategy, describe how the strategy can be applied in contexts ranging from kindergarten through high school in a range of subject areas, and offer instructions for carrying out core procedures and suggestions for adaptations. The new features new, more recent research, extended examples of the strategies, and improved features that make the text easier to use for collaborative learning. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video, Discussion Questions, Reflection Journal, and Defining Assessments. This title is also available as a loose-leaf packaged with the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a loose-leaf version, use ISBN 013405895X. Invigorate learning with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with embedded video, Discussion Questions, Reflection Journal, and Defining Assessments. The Enhanced Pearson eText is also available without a print version of the textbook. Instructors, visit pearsonhighered.com/etextbooks to register for your digital examination copy. Students, register for or purchase your eText at pearsonhighered.com/etextbooks. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads.

Elements of Grading

A Guide to Effective Practice
Author: Douglas Reeves
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935543504
Category: Education
Page: 210
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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.

Assessment in Science

Practical Experiences and Education Research
Author: Maureen McMahon
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1933531002
Category: Education
Page: 236
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If you want the latest research about assessment techniques that really work, you want Assessment in Science. This collection of informative, up-to-date reports is by authors who are practicing K - 12 classroom teachers and university-based educators and researchers. Working in teams, they tried out and evaluated different assessment approaches in actual classrooms. The research is sound, but that doesn't mean it's hard to grasp. The book stays true to its title by capturing practical lessons in accessible language. As the introduction notes, the reports feature "classroom testing stories, standards-based assessment techniques, teaching-testing dilemmas, portfolio struggles and triumphs, and knowledge of the research on assessment." The 18 chapters are structured for ease of comprehension, moving from a detailed description of how the research was carried out, to research finding, to concrete implications for the classroom. There is also a "Links to Standards" box and resources list in each chapter. Included throughout are 28 tables and 25 figures, some of which are classroom rubrics teachers can actually use. Though it's enlightening for classroom teachers at all levels, Assessment in Science is also ideal for curriculum supervisors and professors who teach science education, and anyone else who needs to know what's most current in proven assessment techniques.

How to Grade for Learning, K-12


Author: Ken O'Connor
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412953825
Category: Education
Page: 296
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This new edition of the bestseller demonstrates how to improve grading practices by linking grades with standards and establishing policies that better reflect student achievement.

Introduction to Student-Involved Assessment for Learning


Author: Rick Stiggins,Jan Chappuis
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780133436518
Category: Education
Page: 360
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Assessment 3.0

Throw Out Your Grade Book and Inspire Learning
Author: Mark Barnes
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483386937
Category: Education
Page: 152
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Throw out gradebooks and meet the assessment system of the future! Mark Barnes’s formula for feedback, titled SE2R (Summarize, Explain, Redirect, Resubmit), has delivered stunning results to the forward-thinking schools that have tried it. The method in this book will loosen and then break your classroom’s dependence on the “A-through-F” grading system that does little more than silence student voices. Delving into what really motivates students, the book covers: How GPA is a classic example of “the tail wagging the dog” Utilizing mobile devices and social networks to maximize the benefits of SE2R Addressing and overcoming bureaucratic resistance to change

The Anthology of Social Studies

Issues and Strategies for Elementary Teachers
Author: Roland Case,Penney Clark
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781926966311
Category: Education
Page: 349
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This updated edition of The Anthology of Social Studies presents a powerful and exciting vision of social studies. It has a stronger focus on elementary examples, a new chapter on teaching elementary students to think geographically, updated references, and a greater emphasis on the use of innovative technologies and digital resources in social studies. This collection blends specific, practical teaching suggestions with important discussions of the foundational issues at the heart of social studies teaching. It is an essential resource for pre-service and practising elementary teachers and curriculum developers."--pub. desc.

On Your Mark

Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting
Author: Thomas R. Guskey
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935542753
Category: Education
Page: 176
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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.

The Differentiated Classroom

Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition
Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416618635
Category: Education
Page: 197
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Although much has changed in schools in recent years, the power of differentiated instruction remains the same--and the need for it has only increased. Today's classroom is more diverse, more inclusive, and more plugged into technology than ever before. And it's led by teachers under enormous pressure to help decidedly unstandardized students meet an expanding set of rigorous, standardized learning targets. In this updated second edition of her best-selling classic work, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers these teachers a powerful and practical way to meet a challenge that is both very modern and completely timeless: how to divide their time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct so many students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests. With a perspective informed by advances in research and deepened by more than 15 years of implementation feedback in all types of schools, Tomlinson explains the theoretical basis of differentiated instruction, explores the variables of curriculum and learning environment, shares dozens of instructional strategies, and then goes inside elementary and secondary classrooms in nearly all subject areas to illustrate how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and strategies to respond to the needs of all learners. This book's insightful guidance on what to differentiate, how to differentiate, and why lays the groundwork for bringing differentiated instruction into your own classroom or refining the work you already do to help each of your wonderfully unique learners move toward greater knowledge, more advanced skills, and expanded understanding. Today more than ever, The Differentiated Classroom is a must-have staple for every teacher's shelf and every school's professional development collection.

Classroom Assessment for Student Learning

Doing it Right -- Using it Well
Author: Richard J. Stiggins
Publisher: Assessment Training Institute
ISBN: 9780965510158
Category: Educational evaluation
Page: 460
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DVD includes "video segments illustrating ideas and practices presented in the book, and a CD-ROM containing activities that facilitate individual or group learning" - back cover.

Human Diversity in Education


Author: Kenneth Cushner
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077825977
Category: Education
Page: 496
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This eighth edition of Human Diversity in Education: An Intercultural Approach continues to focus on the preparation of teachers and other human-service providers who not only can teach and interact more effectively with the wide diversity of students they are certain to encounter, but are also able to transmit this knowledge and skill to the individuals in their charge. The book continues to provide a broad treatment of the various forms of diversity common in today's schools, including nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, social class, language acquisition and use, sexual orientation, health concerns, and disability. We also maintain its research-based approach, with an increased cross-cultural and intercultural emphasis. We continue to stress that it is both at the level of the individual teacher as well as the organizational structure of the school where significant change must occur with regard to how diversity is understood and accommodated.

Serious Games and Edutainment Applications


Author: Minhua Ma,Andreas Oikonomou
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319516450
Category: Computers
Page: 702
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With the continued application of gaming for training and education, which has seen exponential growth over the past two decades, this book offers an insightful introduction to the current developments and applications of game technologies within educational settings, with cutting-edge academic research and industry insights, providing a greater understanding into current and future developments and advances within this field. Following on from the success of the first volume in 2011, researchers from around the world presents up-to-date research on a broad range of new and emerging topics such as serious games and emotion, games for music education and games for medical training, to gamification, bespoke serious games, and adaptation of commercial off-the shelf games for education and narrative design, giving readers a thorough understanding of the advances and current issues facing developers and designers regarding games for training and education. This second volume of Serious Games and Edutainment Applications offers further insights for researchers, designers and educators who are interested in using serious games for training and educational purposes, and gives game developers with detailed information on current topics and developments within this growing area.

An Intellectual History of School Leadership Practice and Research


Author: Helen M. Gunter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472579003
Category: Education
Page: 240
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An Intellectual History of School Leadership Practice and Research presents a detailed and critical account of the ideas that underpin the practice of educational leadership, through drawing on over 20 years of research into those who generate, popularise and use those ideas. It moves from abstracted accounts of knowledge claims based on studying field outputs, towards the biographies and practices of those actively involved in the production and use of field knowledge. The book presents a critical account of the ideas underpinning educational leadership, and engages with those ideas by examining the origins, development and use of conceptual frameworks and models of best practice. It deploys an original approach to the design and composition of an intellectual history, and as such it speaks to a wider audience of scholars who are interested in developing and deploying such approaches in their particular fields.

How to Grade for Learning

Linking Grades to Standards
Author: Ken O'Connor
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506334180
Category: Education
Page: 392
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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

Managing Humanitarian Relief 2nd Edition


Author: Eric James
Publisher: Practical Action
ISBN: 9781853399039
Category: Social Science
Page: 460
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Managing Humanitarian Relief is aimed at the relief worker who in the midst of these complex situations is putting together a programme of action to help people in extreme crisis. It provides humanitarian relief managers with a single comprehensive reference for many of the management issues they are likely to encounter in the field.

Derailed Organizational Interventions for Stress and Well-Being

Confessions of Failure and Solutions for Success
Author: Maria Karanika-Murray,Caroline Biron
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401798672
Category: Psychology
Page: 286
View: 547
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Providing an overview of researchers' and practitioners’ “confessions” on the fascinating phenomenon of failed or derailed organizational health and well-being interventions and contextualizing these confessions is the aim of this innovative volume. Organizational intervention failures, paradoxes and unexpected consequences can offer a lot of rich and extremely useful practical lessons on intervention design and implementation and possibly on the design of future research on organizational interventions. This volume presents lessons learned from derailed interventions and provides possible solutions to those tasked with implementing interventions. It provides an open, practical and solutions-focused account of researchers' and practitioners' experiences in implementing organizational interventions for health and well-being.

Student-involved Assessment for Learning


Author: Richard J. Stiggins
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131183490
Category: Education
Page: 373
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This text for assessment courses focuses on showing prospective teachers how to develop assessments that accurately reflect student achievement and how to use those assessments to benefit, not merely grade, student learning. A variety of hands-on practice activities provide clear guidance on how to construct all types of assessment items and tests.