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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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Smarter Assessment in the Secondary Classroom Video program features Myron Dueck and his talented colleagues at high schools in Penticton and Summerland, BC, exploring ways to tailor assessment policies and procedures focused on student understanding of content.
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MYRON DUECK is a vice-principal and teacher in School District 67 in British Columbia, Canada. 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. Read more
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