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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:
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The teenage years are unique, and today’s teens face new challenges as well as opportunities. The May 2019 issue of Educational Leadership looks at what teens need most in terms of both academic and social supports, highlighting how schools can work smarter to keep middle and high school students healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.