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  1. Counting What Counts

    Counting What Counts

    Reframing Education Outcomes

    By: Yong Zhao

    Contributors: Ross C. Anderson, Kendra Coates, Brian Gearin, Yue Shen, Sarah Soltz, Michael Thier, Daisy Zhang-Negrerie

    Educators must shift the evaluation paradigm to focus on a multiplicity of skills necessary for success in the 21st century.



  2. Collaborative Common Assessments

    Collaborative Common Assessments

    Teamwork. Instruction. Results.

    By: Cassandra Erkens

    Foreword by: Richard DuFour

    Explore the practical steps teacher teams must take to establish clear, comprehensive assessment systems that guide instruction and strengthen PLCs.



  3. Grading From the Inside Out

    Grading From the Inside Out

    Bringing Accuracy to Student Assessment Through a Standards-Based Mindset

    By: Tom Schimmer

    The time for grading reform is now. Discover the steps your team can take to implement standards-based practices that transform grading and reporting schoolwide.



  4. FAST Grading

    FAST Grading

    A Guide to Implementing Best Practices

    By: Douglas Reeves

    Discover how to ensure schoolwide grading practices center on four essential criteria: fairness, accuracy, specificity, and timeliness.



  5. Mindful Assessment

    Mindful Assessment

    The 6 Essential Fluencies of Innovative Learning

    By: Lee Watanabe-Crockett, Andrew Churches

    Educators must focus assessment on mindfulness and feedback, framing assessment around six fluencies students need to cultivate for 21st century success.



  6. Creating a Culture of Feedback

    Creating a Culture of Feedback

    By: William M. Ferriter, Paul Cancellieri

    Discover how to shift your classroom focus to prioritize effective feedback over grades, giving students all the information they need to succeed.



  7. Simplifying Common Assessment

    Simplifying Common Assessment

    By: Kim Bailey, Chris Jakicic

    Discover how to write and use team-designed common formative assessments that help ensure all students master essential skills and concepts.



  8. Essential Assessment

    Essential Assessment

    Six Tenets for Bringing Hope, Efficacy, and Achievement to the Classroom

    By: Nicole Dimich, Cassandra Erkens, Tom Schimmer

    Explore six essential tenets of assessment that will help deepen your understanding of assessment to meet standards and enhance your students’ academic success.



  9. Designing Effective Assessments

    Designing Effective Assessments

    By: James H. Stronge, Leslie W. Grant, Xianxuan Xu

    Discover ten key assessment design tools for K–12 educators and learn proven strategies for incorporating them into your practices.



  10. Softening the Edges

    Softening the Edges

    Assessment Practices That Honor K–12 Teachers and Learners

    By: Katie White

    Foreword by: Cassandra Erkens

    Choose soft edges over hard edges to deliver assessment for learning and student engagement. Align students’ and teachers’ needs with assessment practices meant to meet learning targets. Use responsible assessment methods to smoothly guide students so confidence grows and their experiences are positive and relevant.



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