Back to Rethinking Grading: Meaningful Assessment for Standards-Based Learning
New standards being implemented everywhere require a new approach to grading to ensure that grades reflect your students' progress toward specific learning outcomes, including not only mastery of content but also the ability to be creative critical thinkers and problem solvers. You can meet that new challenge using a new paradigm for standards-based grading defined in this book by ASCD best-selling author Cathy Vatterott. Discover how moving to a standard-based approach to grading helps you
- Align classroom activities and tasks to specific learning targets students easily grasp.
- Shift the ownership of learning to your students.
- Provide students with feedback that is more encouraging and less punitive.
- Ensure grades authentically reflect student progress and learning.
Clear guidelines with lots of concrete examples—from elementary, middle, and high schools—will help you decide what to grade or not grade, how to grade, and when. Plus a well-articulated leadership strategy helps take a new standard-based approach to grading school- or systemwide.
(ASCD Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus Member book, Editor's Selection, July 2015) 6" x 9", 130 pages