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On Your Mark


Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting

By: Thomas R. Guskey

Clarify the purpose of grades, craft a vision statement aligned with this purpose, and discover strategies to implement effective practices.

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On Your Mark

Create and sustain a learning environment where students thrive and stakeholders are accurately informed of student progress. Clarify the purpose of grades, craft a vision statement aligned with this purpose, and discover research-based strategies to implement effective grading and reporting practices. Identify policies and practices that render grading inaccurate, and understand the role grades play in students future success and opportunities.

2014 Foreword Book of the Year Finalist
  • Question traditional grading and reporting practices, and seek more accurate practices.
  • Identify the purpose of grading, and ensure school and classroom visions, practices, and policies support it.
  • Implement research-based grading and reporting practices that promote accurate, useful accounts of student learning.
  • Understand why traditional practices, such as grading on the curve and offering plus or minus grades, dont fully report student academic performance.
  • Examine grading and reporting policies, and make sure they support students, parents, and other stakeholders.

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Product Code: BKF606

ISBN: 9781935542773

Published By: Solution Tree

Page Count: 144

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  • On Your Mark

    An extremely clear cut, easy to read, and understandable approach to exposing the myriad of flaws with our grading systems. This is an essential read for anyone trying to lead or bring about grading--and therefore instructional--changes in their school. In the very least, every teacher should read this before they spend another day "sorting" students erroneously, and get back to using feedback and measurement as an opportunity for learning and instruction.

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