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Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessing & Grading in the Differentiated Classroom (eBook)

Author: Rick Wormeli

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Fair Isn't Always Equal offers the latest research and common sense thinking that teachers and administrators seek when it comes to assessment and grading in differentiated classes. Filled with real examples and "gray" areas that middle and high school educators will easily recognise, Rick tackles important and sometimes controversial assessment and grading issues constructively. The book covers high-level concepts, ranging from "rationale for differentiating assessment and grading" to "understanding mastery" as well as the nitty-gritty details of grading and assessment, such as

  • whether to incorporate effort, attendance and behaviour into academic grades

  • whether to grade homework

  • setting up grade books and report cards to reflect differentiated practices

  • principles of successful assessment

  • how to create useful and fair test questions, including how to grade such prompts efficiently

  • whether to allow students to re-do assessments for full credit