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
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.