Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn

Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn

Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn

Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn

Synopsis

This book shows how to design an effective assessment system that accurately reflects student learning and motivates students to meet learning objectives.

Excerpt

At the early age of 19, my dad was given control of a house-moving crew by his father. He went on to spend over 20 years figuring out how to move structures from one place to another. The process of moving buildings does not lend itself to standardization: invariably, each move involves many unforeseen challenges that must be surmounted before a structure can be trundled down the road—if there is a road, and sometimes there isn’t. Dueck Building Movers has transported dwellings across frozen lakes in the winter and by barge in the summer.

Often, my dad would agree to a project first and figure out the logistics later—clearly, he was a problem solver. Thanks to my dad’s influence, I grew up knowing that “it won’t work” was never an adequate response to a situation if all avenues hadn’t first been thoroughly explored. This mind-set proved helpful when I first encountered the concepts of sound grading practices and assessment for learning . . .

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