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Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Assessment and Grading

By: Nicole Dimich, Cassandra Erkens, Jadi Miller, Tom Schimmer, Katie White

If you have ever asked, “What are the best practices in grading and assessment?” then look no further. Your most challenging questions are answered through this FAQ dialogue on how to easily implement effective ways in building strong practices quickly.

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Use this guide to solve your most challenging questions about how to effectively implement assessment and grading

Get answers to your most challenging questions about implementing effective assessment and grading practices. How do we use assessments to increase hope, efficacy, and achievement? Is reassessment important? Can we change grading practices when stakeholders don’t want us to? All of these questions, and dozens more, are answered concisely, making it easy to build strong assessment and grading practices quickly.

K–12 teachers and administrators will:

  • Understand the six tenets of assessment and grading.
  • Gain confidence in effective assessment and grading practices.
  • Access concise answers to common questions about assessment and grading.
  • Help implement schoolwide best practices through effective collaboration.

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Product Code: BKG051, EKF613

ISBN: 9781954631052

Published By: Solution Tree

“Assessment continues to be a topic of great debate among educators. Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Assessment and Grading breaks down the process piece by piece and then builds it back into a meaningful system that shifts assessment from being the end part of a student’s educational journey to an ongoing process that drives next steps.”

Lorrie Hulbert, principal, Windsor, New York

“The authors of Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Assessment and Grading . . . view assessment through the lenses of hope, efficacy, and achievement within an authentic culture of learning. They emphasize moving learning forward and allowing students to have ownership and agency by providing opportunities for self-assessment and goal setting. . . . This affective approach—understanding that assessment can be nurturing and caring—is something all educators need right now.”

Rosalind Poon, vice principal, Richmond School District, Richmond, British Columbia