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Fair isn't always equal : assessing & grading in the differentiated classroom

Author: Rick Wormeli
Publisher: Portland, ME : Stenhouse ; Westerville, Ohio : National Middle School Assoc., ©2006.
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Differentiated instruction is a nice idea, but what's both fair and leads to real student learning? Fair Isn't Always Equal answers this question and much more. Rick Wormeli offers the latest research and common sense thinking that teachers and administrators seek when it comes to assessment and grading in differentiated classes. With real examples and "gray" areas that educators will easily recognize, Rick tackles  Read more...
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Wormeli, Rick.
Fair isn't always equal.
Portland, ME : Stenhouse ; Westerville, Ohio : National Middle School Assoc., ©2006
(DLC) 2005057975
(OCoLC)62331097
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Wormeli
ISBN: 9781571108296 1571108297
OCLC Number: 646421080
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 218 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The differentiated instruction mind-set : rationale and definition --
Mastery --
Principles of successful assessment in the differentiated classroom --
Three important types of assessment --
Tiering assessments --
Creating good test questions --
The relative nature of grades and their definitions --
Why do we grade, and what about effort, attendance, and behavior? --
Ten approaches to avoid when differentiating assessment and grading --
Conditions for redoing work for full credit --
Six burning grading issues --
Grading scales --
Gradebook formats for the differentiated classroom --
Responsive report card formats --
Thirty-six tips to support colleagues as they move toward successful practices for differentiated classrooms --
Putting it all together : how do differentiating teachers assess and grade differently?
Responsibility: Rick Wormeli.

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Differentiated instruction is a nice idea, but what's both fair and leads to real student learning? Fair Isn't Always Equal answers this question and much more. Rick Wormeli offers the latest research and common sense thinking that teachers and administrators seek when it comes to assessment and grading in differentiated classes. With real examples and "gray" areas that educators will easily recognize, Rick tackles important, sometimes controversial assessment and grading issues constructively.

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