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Setting the Stage: Instilling the Growth Mindset in our Students from the Start

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By Jennifer Maichin, educator, Mineloa, New York My co- teacher, Courtney Zaleski and I teach an inclusion 7th grade class.  In order to set the stage for the year, we teach them that mistakes are not only OK, they are necessary: Ask an adolescent...
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To Stop Cheating, Nuclear Officers Ditch The Grades

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A switch to pass-fail grading is curbing the "perfection" culture among U.S. nuclear missile forces. Critics of the old way say striving to be perfect invited cheating by those who launch the nukes.
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Beyond the Bubble Test: Why We Need Performance Assessments

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Last spring, while millions of American students were bubbling in answers to multiple-choice questions on the ubiquitous tests that determine school and teacher ratings, student promotions, graduation, and college admissions, some students were meeting a higher standard. At the Urban Academy, a second chance high school in New York City that is part of the New York Performance Standards Consortium, Gemma Venuti completed the set of research papers that were part of her graduation portfolio — and defended them before a committee of teachers, students, and experts from outside the school.
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Ineffective feedback and the Khan Academy | The Reflective Educator

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Grades, The Current Educational Dinosaurs | Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT

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Surgeons Don’t Need Grades | Brilliant or Insane

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@Westylish's Blog: Using Socrative to Connect the Learning and Develop Understanding

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Pushback on standardized testing around the country getting stronger

Pushback on standardized testing around the country getting stronger | Feedback! (Formative Assessment Process or Standards-based Grading) | Scoop.it
In more than 20 states.
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Frictionless Formative Assessment with Social Media

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In a seminal experience sampling study (EMS), Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi gave beepers to teenagers with instructions to write down what they were feeling and thinking whenever the devices went off. This
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JumpRope | Getting into College with a Proficiency-Based Transcript

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The Best Resources On Grading Practices | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

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Book Reflection – A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades by Ken O’Connor #100books | Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT

Book Reflection – A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades by Ken O’Connor #100books | Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT | Feedback! (Formative Assessment Process or Standards-based Grading) | Scoop.it
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This is How to Use Google Docs to Create Backchannels and Exit Tickets ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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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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One Teacher's View of Formative Assessment

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Math intervention teacher and educational technologist, Penny Strait explains why her focus is on formative assessments rather than high stakes exams.
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Why the ‘learning pyramid’ is wrong

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UMPI transitions to new learning approach to match changes happening at high school level

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BANGOR, Maine — In order to keep in step with a major change that public high schools will embark on before 2018, the University of Maine at Presque Isle will move to a new system for evaluating students’ learning. This style of educating, called proficiency-based education, requires that students demonstrate [...]
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Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

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At some point, every parent wishes their high school aged student would go to bed earlier as well as find time to pursue their own passions -- or maybe even choose to relax. This thought reemerged as
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Here’s how much your high school grades predict your future salary

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A new study says high school GPAs could be a predictor of future earnings.
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math shell .pdf with sample student responses

math shell .pdf with sample student responses

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How a Classroom Game Becomes an Embedded Assessment

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In Galactic Mappers, a social studies game about physical geography, students compete in teams to create the most geographically diverse continent in a shared hemisphere. This group mapping proje
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Response: 'The Grading System We Need to Have'

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Rick Wormeli, the well-known educator, author, and speaker, has agreed to provide the primary response today. In addition, several readers contributed their own thoughts.
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Why Teachers Secretly Hate Grading Papers

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For many, it's the most stressful part of the job -- partly because it's so hard to be fair.
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http://www.npr.org/2014/04/30/308080489/what-are-education-tests-for-anyway

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Much ado about homework

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Homework. It is such a contentious topic in education, and a very personal one for so many teachers. I frequently get asked about the homework policy in my standards based classroom. The truth is, ...
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Hours gone by… but I’ll never stop: Google docs improve the feedback experience | Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT

Hours gone by… but I’ll never stop: Google docs improve the feedback experience | Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT | Feedback! (Formative Assessment Process or Standards-based Grading) | Scoop.it
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