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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, California : Corwin, a SAGE Company, [2019] ©2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"For some time, traditional (A - F) grading practices have been under fire from a wide range of stakeholder. Grading policies are wildly inconsistent from classroom to classroom, frequently misguided, uninformed, and frequently based on subjective judgments. Of even more concern, our grading practices exacerbate the achievement gap. It is well-documented that African-American and Latino students, boys, as well as  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 9781506391588 1506391583
OCLC Number: 1286747241
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso electrónico, xxviii, 266 páginas.)
Contents: Prologue: Mallory's dilemma --
Foundations. What makes grading so difficult to talk about (and even harder to change)? ; A brief history of grading --
The case for change : how traditional grading thwarts effective and equitable teaching and learning. How traditional grading stifles risk-taking and supports the "commodity of grades" ; Traditional grading hides information, invites biases, and provides misleading information ; Traditional grading demotivates and disempowers ; A new vision of grading --
Equitable grading practices. Practices that are mathematically accurate ; Practices that value knowledge, not environment or behavior ; Practices that support hope and a growth mindset ; Practices that "lift the veil" ; Practices that build "soft skills" without including them in the grade ; Putting it all together : Nick and Cathy --
Epilogue : A return to Mallory's school.
Responsibility: Joe Feldman.


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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"This book will stop educators who want to improve their practices with underserved students right in their tracks. Feldman offers an insightful invitation to teachers who dare change the ways in Read more...

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