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Grading for Equity : What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms

Grading for Equity : What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms

Author: Joe Feldman
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : Corwin, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1stView all editions and formats

This book delivers the research base, tools, and courage to tackle one of the most challenging and emotionally charged conversations in today's schools: our inconsistent grading practices and the  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Feldman
ISBN: 9781506391601 1506391605
OCLC Number: 1282736732
Description: 1 online resource (296 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Prologue: Mallory's Dilemma; Part I: Foundations; Chapter 1. What Makes Grades So Difficult to Talk About (And Even Harder to Change)?; Chapter 2. A Brief History of Grades; Part II: The Case for Change: How Traditional Grading Thwarts Effective and Equitable Teaching and Learning; Chapter 3. Traditional Grading Stifles Risk-Taking and Supports the "Commodity of Grades"; Chapter 4. Traditional Grading Hides Information, Invites Biases, and Provides Misleading Information; Chapter 5. Traditional Grading Demotivates and Disempowers; Chapter 6. A New Vision of Grading; Part III: Equitable Grading Practices; Chapter 7. Practices that Are Mathematically Accurate; Avoid Zeros; Minimum Grading; 0-4 Scale; Chapter 8. Practices that Are Mathematically Accurate; Weight More Recent Performance; Grades Based on an Individual's Achievement, Not the Group's; Chapter 9. Practices that Value Knowledge, Not Environment or Behavior; Grades Based on the Required Content of the Course, Not Extra Credit; Grades Based on Student Work, Not the Timing of the Work; Alternative (Non-Grade) Consequences for Cheating; Excluding "Participation" and "Effort"; Chapter 10. Practices that Value Knowledge, Not Environment or Behavior (Continued); Grades Based Entirely on Summative Assessments, Not Formative Assessments Such as Homework; Chapter 11. Practices that Support Hope and A Growth Mindset; Minimum Grading and 0-4 Scale (A Revisit); Renaming Grades; Retakes and Redos; Chapter 12. Practices that "Lift the Veil" on How to Succeed; Rubrics; Standards Scales and Tests Without Points; Standards-Based Gradebooks; Chapter 13. Practices that Build "Soft Skills" and Motivate Students Without Grading Them; Emphasizing Self-Regulation; Creating a Community of Feedback; Student Trackers; Chapter 14. Putting it All Together: Nick and Cathy; Epilogue: A Return to Mallory's School; Endnotes and Bibliography;
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