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When taking a hard look at assessment policies in schools, the most obvious question is: do the grades we assign to students truly reflect the extent of their learning? And the unfortunate answer is… probably not. In studying many of the assessment policies that teachers adopt, it becomes clear that they can actually prove detrimental to student motivation and achievement. But it doesn’t need to be this way. In this video, learn how to tailor policies to focus on what really matters: student understanding of the content. Author and educator Myron Dueck and his talented colleagues at high schools in Penticton and Summerland, British Columbia, Canada, will open a window into their classrooms as they adjust and refine assessment practices. Learn how they’re revamping their assessment procedures and developing a variety of new practical strategies and consider key ideas like:
(ASCD DVD, 2015) One 73-minute DVD
Based on the updated second edition of Carol Ann Tomlinson’s The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, this DVD shows you practical, real-world examples from experienced secondary school teachers of how to divide your time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests.
(ASCD DVD, 2015) One 45-minute DVD.