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Grading From the Inside Out: Bringing Accuracy to Student Assessment Through a Standards-Based Mindset

Author: Tom Schimmer

Availability: In Stock

Code: SOT1581

ISBN: 9781760561581

No of Pages: 208

Publish date: 11/04/2017

Price: $48.40


In Grading From the
Inside Out
, Tom Schimmer establishes that the time for grading reform is
now. Traditional grading procedures no longer work due to vast changes in pedagogy
and assessment. While F–12 teachers and administrators may feel hesitant about
moving away from past practices or making profound changes in grading, and
while it may be challenging, a change in grading to a standards-based mindset
is essential for effective instruction and assessment. To help readers develop
standards-based mindsets about grading, Schimmer proposes a grading paradigm
based on a new approach to reporting student achievement. He helps readers
understand the need to establish a true north in grading practices based on
accuracy and confidence. He presents educators with steps they can actively
take positively alter grading and reporting in their classrooms.

F–12 teachers and administrators will

  • study the three components of
    the standards-based mindset that are reforming traditional grading practices

  • debunk five myths about
    standards-based grading

  • contemplate the hazards of
    punitive grading and discover alternative ways to manage the issue of homework

  • consider reflections and
    grading dilemmas from teachers and administrators as well as the author,
    helping them grasp each chapter’s big ideas

  • ponder questions that will
    challenge their thoughts on grading and help clarify next steps.