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Fair Isn’t Always Equal, Second Edition: Assessment and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom

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Differentiated instruction is a nice idea, but what happens when
it comes to assessing and grading students? What's both fair and leads to real
student learning? This thoroughly updated second edition provides a catalyst
for serious reflection on current grading and assessment practices in
differentiated classrooms. Coherent and effective standards-based grading
practices for a high-stakes, accountability-focused world is also outlined.
Recognising the importance of having a shared school vision for assessment and
grading, Rick addresses the challenges for teachers and administrators alike. This
important book clearly explains the principles behind best grading practices so
that you're ready for all grading questions or realities that you may encounter
in your classrooms and schools.

Differentiated instruction is a nice idea, but what happens when it comes to assessing and grading students? What’s both fair and leads to real student learning? An internationally recognised expert on grading practices, Rick Wormeli first examined these questions 10 years ago in the first edition of Fair Isn’t Always Equal

In this thoroughly updated second edition, Rick provides a catalyst for serious reflection on current grading and assessment practices in differentiated classrooms. Coherent and effective standards-based grading practices practices for a high-stakes, accountability-focused world is also outlined. Recognising the importance of having a shared school vision for assessment and grading, Rick addresses the challenges for teachers and administrators alike.

Educators from Foundation Year to high school will find real examples and grey areas of grading. Rick tackles important and sometimes controversial assessment and grading issues constructively, incorporating modern pedagogy and the challenges of working with diverse groups of students. New sections address sports eligibility, honour roll, descriptive feedback techniques and gifted/talented students. Chapters on test questions, redos/retakes, grading scales and grading effort and behaviour have been revised extensively.

This important book clearly explains the principles behind best grading practices so that you’re ready for all grading questions or realities that you may encounter in your classrooms and schools.

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    Rick Wormeli

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Additional Information

SKU SHP6890
ISBN 9781760566890
Publish date 01/11/2018
ascd video No