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Ten Things that Matter from Assessment to Grading, 1st edition

  • Tom Schimmer
  • Pearson Canada

Published by Pearson (January 7th 2013) - Copyright © 2014

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Ten Things that Matter from Assessment to Grading

ISBN-13: 9780133064025

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Ten Things that Matter from Assessment to Grading outlines the big ideas of assessment so teachers can prioritize where to refine their practice. Structured in standalone, quick-read chapters, its flexible approach lets readers choose the material that matters most to them. Chapters tackle concepts such as descriptive feedback, differentiated instruction, student ownership and grading accuracy. Classroom examples and teacher accounts are included in each chapter to help illustrate how to translate research to practice. Tips, guided questions, and next steps encourage readers to get started on their own path to fair and balanced assessment and grading.    


  • Outlines ten big ideas of assessment and grading—emphasizing the best techniques for a balanced, fair, and productive assessment plan.
  • Offers a flexible approach—with standalone chapters that pinpoint best practices. 
  • Makes research on assessment and grading real—by including classroom examples and teacher accounts.
  • Shows ways to communicate assessment policies with parents—by including communication tips in every chapter.
  • Offers reflective prompts for individuals or professional learning teams—including guiding questions throughout each chapter.
  • Encourages readers to start using the Ten Things right away—by including next steps and recommended resources throughout each chapter.

  • Table of contents

    1. Being the Change Matters
    2. Confidence Matters
    3. Assessment Accuracy Matters
    4. Descriptive Feedback Matters
    5. Differentiated Instruction Matters
    6. Student Ownership Matters
    7. Accurate Grades Matter
    8. Practice Matters
    9. Improvement Matters
    10. Professional Learning Matters

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