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  1. 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.



  2. 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.



  3. 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.



  4. 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.



  5. Elements of Grading

    Elements of Grading

    A Guide to Effective Practice

    By: Douglas Reeves

    This book provides teachers and administrators with practical suggestions for making the grading process more fair, accurate, specific, and timely.



  6. Proficiency-Based Assessment

    Proficiency-Based Assessment

    Process, Not Product

    By: Troy Gobble, Mark Onuscheck, Anthony R. Reibel, Eric Twadell

    Discover how to close the gaps between assessment, curriculum, and instruction by replacing outmoded assessment methods with proficiency-based assessments.



  7. Proficiency Scales for the New Science Standards

    Proficiency Scales for the New Science Standards

    A Framework for Science Instruction and Assessment

    By: Robert J. Marzano, David C. Yanoski, Diane E. Paynter

    Align instruction and assessment with the new science standards, and create proficiency scales to plan all types of lessons.



  8. Using Digital Games as Assessment and Instruction Tools

    Using Digital Games as Assessment and Instruction Tools

    By: Ryan L. Schaaf

    Discover how to incorporate digital games and use them to craft engaging, academically applicable classroom activities that revitalize teaching and learning.



  9. Bringing Homework Into Focus

    Bringing Homework Into Focus

    Tools and Tips to Enhance Practices, Design, and Feedback

    By: Eileen Depka

    Prepare students and measure their comprehension by assigning purposeful work, setting clear expectations, and providing ongoing feedback as the unit of study unfolds.



  10. Design in Five

    Design in Five

    Essential Phases to Create Engaging Assessment Practice

    By: Nicole Dimich

    Foreword by: Douglas Reeves

    Discover how to work with your school team to create innovative, effective, engaging assessments using a five-phase design protocol.



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