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All the talk of closing the achievement gap in schools obscures a more fundamental issue: do the grades we assign to students truly reflect the extent of their learning?
In this lively and eye-opening book, educator Myron Dueck reveals how many of the assessment policies that teachers adopt can actually prove detrimental to student motivation and achievement and shows how we can tailor policies to address what really matters: student understanding of content.
In sharing lessons, anecdotes, and cautionary tales from his own experiences revamping assessment procedures in the classroom, Dueck offers a variety of practical strategies for
Grading Smarter, Not Harder is brimming with reproducible forms, templates, and real-life examples of grading solutions developed to allow students every opportunity to demonstrate their learning.
Written with abundant humor and heart, this book is a must-read for all teachers who want their grades to contribute to, rather than hinder, their students' success.
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MYRON DUECK is a vice-principal and teacher in School District 67 in British Columbia, Canada. He has previously taught in Manitoba and on the South Island of New Zealand. Over the past 17 years of teaching, Dueck has had experience in a variety of subjects ranging from grades 3 to 12. As a teaching and administrative leader, he has been a part of district work groups and school assessment committees that have further broadened his access to innovative steps taken by others. He has presented his student-friendly assessment procedures to fellow educators in British Columbia, California, Idaho, Kentucky, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Greece. Recently, Dueck presented in both Los Angeles and Chicago at the ASCD Annual Conference and has twice been published in Educational Leadership magazine.
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