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What feedback is and isn't

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The research is clear: good feedback is essential to learning at high levels. Alas, too few people understand what feedback is and isn’t. Don’t believe me? Here’s a true/false quiz: which of the fo...
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Response: Several Kinds Of Grading Systems

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Charlie Herzog asked: Should we continue to assign students grades in the traditional manner (percentages & letters), or should we move towards a system based on levels of mastery? Grading is always a hot topic for teachers. I don't have much knowledge of the "mastery" grading concept, though, which is why I'm deferring to guests Thomas R. Guskey, Susan M. Brookhart, and my friend and Teacher Leaders Network colleague Bill Ivey. I would, however, like to share how I handle grades. It may not be a particularly "methodical" system, but it works for my students and me. As regular readers...
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Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: 10 thoughts on grading and assessment

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The Deflating Effects of Grading Homework

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Myron Dueck reflects on an issue he discusses in his article “The Problem with Penalties” in the March 2014 edition of Educational Leadership—why grading homework hurts low-income kids. Several years ago, I spoke at a conference in Idaho on the topic of grading homework assignments and why teachers might want to avoid this misguided practice. After my session, a teacher approached me. She recounted a meeting in her school concerning a 5th grade boy. This boy came from a farm-laboring family and often had to help his parents pick potatoes after school. He seldom completed his homework, but all his scores on summative assessments were in the passing range—all of them. The grading regiment for 5th graders in this school placed 50 percent of a student’s final grade on the completion of uniform homework assignments. Although this boy had demonstrated capacity on all learning outcomes, the team decided to hold him back because his final “grade” was just below 50 percent. “I tried to fight the decision, but I couldn’t sway the vote,” the teacher recalled with a blend of anger and remorse. Such deflation of grades because of homework is not reserved for the Gem State. I have bumped into these types of stories all over North America, and the correlation between problems finishing homework and socioeconomic status is inescapable. Teachers, particularly from rural areas, often share with me comments such as this: “I stopped grading homework when it dawned on me that many of my students were living in RVs with no power. You can’t do your homework in the dark!” Few could debate that students living in difficult situations suffer a grading hit caused by factors outside their control—and that in many cases these deductions don’t reflect the extent to which these students understand established learning outcomes. Impoverished students who face insurmountable challenges completing homework must look across the room in frustration as richer students bask in their strong completion grades. A discussion of grading homework in the context of socioeconomic issues is long overdue. Once we acknowledge that grading homework more often than not inaccurately inflates or deflates student grades, perhaps we can do something about this issue.
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Can We Trust Assessment Results?

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Assessment design must be exceptionally transparent to those engaged in teaching and learning. Good transparency occurs when test content can be clearly summarized without giving away the specific questions.
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Standards based grading in a traditional world

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It is the elephant in the room at times... I really want to change to Standards Based Grading, I understand the thinking behind it, I know it will be better for my students and the culture of my cl...
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Homework's Emotional Toll on Students and Families

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Homework dominates the evening for many families, even those with young children. All that time hitting the books (and arguing about hitting the books) takes an emotional toll on parents and students.
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Summer Institute on Standards-Based Grading 2014 | Kentucky P20 Innovation Lab

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Giving Students Feedback With Kaizena (Voice Comments) Tutorial - YouTube

Use your voice to give students feedback about their papers in Google Docs. I've only played with this a little bit so far, but I'm really excited to be able...
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Educational Leadership:Aiming for Higher Standards:How Alverno Shapes Teachers: A Conversation with Mary Diez

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Real teaching means real learning: Personalized assessment

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Helping Students Understand What a Test Is and Is Not

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We are facing a problem with tests in education.

Students are strongly influenced by the implied messages they deduce from what is being tested, especially when the test is emphasized as high stakes
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TCRecord: Article

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Content and resources for the education researcher
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Always Formative: The Foundation of Standards-Based Grading

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Testing Embedded in Digital Games Yields Key Data

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The feedback provides deeper insight into how students solve problems, allowing educators to identify their strengths and weaknesses more quickly, experts say.
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Maine DOE - Proficiency-Based Learning FAQ

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“Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization” - Yong Zhao | MediaHub | University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization” - Yong Zhao | MediaHub | University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Feedback! (Formative Assessment Process or Standards-based Grading) | Scoop.it
Lecture Summary

Zhao’s book of the same title, “Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization,” addresses these and other questions.
At a time when globalization and technology are dramatically altering the world we live in, is education reform in the United States headed down the right path?
Are schools emphasizing the knowledge and skills that students need in a global society? Or, are they undermining students’ strengths by overemphasizing high-stakes testing and standardization?
Are education systems in China and other countries as superior as some people claim?
American education is at a crossroads. We need to change course to maintain leadership in a rapidly changing world. How should we redesign our educational system?
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Grades: The Educational Dinosaur of Our Time

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Grading: Is it the educational dinosaur of our time?
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5 Assessment Forms That Promote Content Retention by Judy Willis, MD

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5 Assessment Forms That Promote Content Retention
This post by JUDY WILLIS MD originally appeared on Edutopia’s ASSESSMENT
blog.
MARCH 17, 2014



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District's 'Data Literacy' Campaign Zeroes In on Students' Written Work

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A school district in southwestern Oregon is making a concerted effort to ensure the data its teachers collect and analyze prominently include samples of students' discursive writing.
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Letter Grades Deserve an 'F'

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The adoption of the Common Core could usher in a new era of standards-based grading.
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Culture Shock Ahead for Standards-Based Education

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In the second installment of a three-part series on standards-based learning and grading from the trenches, we examine the diligence and grit required to fully implement this change.
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Jasper Fox Sr.: Heads Up Feedback

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No Penalty | Teaching Your Way Around the World

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CVU Learns: One School's Journey to Standards Based Learning: Changing the Metaphor of Grading: from Compensation to Communication

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