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Rotary.org: The Rotarian

Rotary.org: The Rotarian | English Education LHS | Scoop.it
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"The Truth About Fiction" focuses on the need for business leaders to read novels.  Really an interesting cross-curricular approach to thinking about the need for more literacy in school.

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Challenging the Grading Paradigm, Part 3 (Alternatives to the 100-Point Scale) | Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals

Challenging the Grading Paradigm, Part 3 (Alternatives to the 100-Point Scale) | Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals | English Education LHS | Scoop.it
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Interesting article on the pitfalls of the 100 point grading scale.

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Is the skatepark a Professional Learning Community? | Connected ...

Is the skatepark a Professional Learning Community? | Connected ... | English Education LHS | Scoop.it
Dr. Tae – Can Skateboarding Save Our Schools?: It's one of the best presentations on assessment and grading I have seen, and with skateboarding as the metaphor…well, it's all the more …rad! Here are the highlights from ...

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Great video on a different way to think about learning.

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Standards-based grading isn’t measuring up

Standards-based grading isn’t measuring up | English Education LHS | Scoop.it
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I think it is always good to weigh the pros and cons of an issue.  This article deals with the struggles of implementing a Standards-Based grading system.

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An A is Not an A is Not an A: A History of Grading

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Interesting reading on the history of the 100 point scale.  It seems like the debate over how to evaluate students has been going on a LONG time!

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Common Core Standards: Teaching Argument Writing – SimpleK12

Common Core Standards: Teaching Argument Writing – SimpleK12 | English Education LHS | Scoop.it
Here are some of the strategies I used to teach argument writing. ... She teaches 9th and 10th grade English language arts at Windsor High School in Sonoma County and has taught online college level writing courses.
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Some ideas I might incorporate into my composition class next year.
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LLL-2-8--report%20card%20executive%20summary_0.pdf

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Research on Standards-Based Grading

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High Schools Slow To Adopt Standards-Based Grading

High Schools Slow To Adopt Standards-Based Grading | English Education LHS | Scoop.it
Efforts to implement standards-based report cards in high school has been slow to take effect, largely due to uncertainty about how to convert these grades to GPA and reluctance to adopt a nontraditional system, the Associated Press reports.
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Balanced article on the pros and cons of standards-based grading.

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Educational Leadership:Expecting Excellence:Seven Reasons for Standards-Based Grading

Educational Leadership:Expecting Excellence:Seven Reasons for Standards-Based Grading | English Education LHS | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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General article on the benefits of standards-based grading.

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