Formative Assessment & Standards-Based Grading

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Solution Tree Press, Oct 27, 2011 - Education - 248 pages
Learn everything you need to know to implement an integrated system of assessment and grading. The author details the specific benefits of formative assessment and explains how to design and interpret three different types of formative assessments, how to track student progress, and how to assign meaningful grades. Detailed examples bring each concept to life, and chapter exercises reinforce the content.
 

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Much has been written about the benefits of formative assessment that is, assessment that is used while instruction is occurring rather than at the end of a course or unit but most descriptions of the ... Read full review

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Grading
THE NEED FOR A NEW SCALE
DESIGNING ASSESSMENTS
TRACKING STUDENT PROGRESS
The Whole Class Progresses as
Celebrating Current Status and Knowledge Gain
Gradesheet for Approach 1
Converting Scores
StandardsReferenced Reporting
EPILOGUE
Instructional Feedback Versus Formative Scores
Record Keeping in the Four Approaches
REFERENCES
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