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A School Leader’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading

A School Leader’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading

Foreword by:
Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: Marzano Resources
Publication date: May 30, 2014

Page count: 144

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Accurately report students’ academic strengths and weaknesses with standards-based grading. Rather than using traditional systems that incorporate nonacademic factors such as attendance and behavior, learn to assess and report student performance based on prioritized standards. You will discover reliable, practical methods for analyzing what students have learned and gain effective strategies for offering students feedback on their progress.

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  • Distinguish between standards-based and standards-referenced grading, and examine the basis of each.
  • Understand the research and reasoning for standards-based grading, and read other educators’ accounts of applying it in their schools.
  • Examine current grading practices, and identify ways to ensure grades accurately reflect students’ strengths and weaknesses.
  • Discover how to improve student achievement through meaningful, measurable, and accurate reporting.
  • Address the role of exceptional learners—students with special needs, English learners, and gifted and talented students—in the assessment process.

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Product Code: BKL019

ISBN: 9780985890285

  • Excellent!

    by Mrs. Metzger on Jun 26, 2014

    Strategies are practical and easy to use
    Research is up-to-date and informative
    Ideas and theories are clearly explained

    This is the book I've been waiting for! It is all the best of the best information in one place with clear steps to make it work. The authors get right to the point and provide very practical advice - right down to sticky notes and filing. Every step is supported with research from the experts on SBG and real stories from people who have learned through success and failure.
    Whether you are just thinking about SBG or already implementing it, this book will have something for you.
  • Grading the standard

    by Toureno on May 26, 2014

    It's really interesting to see, we do not hear a lot of talk about the grading which is going to be necessary to determine if the student are truly learning the content. I am very happy to see, you are taking on this challenge.
    I am concern how the parent are going to feel when the grade for each quarter say's their child is learning, but PARCCC, show they are failing.
    I believe teachers and school district, will not be able to work the system, which is what they have been doing. Children are not truly, leaning what they need to meet the standards. The rigor, content, and curriculum meet the the needs of the students.

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Strategies are practical and easy to use
Research is up-to-date and informative
Ideas and theories are clearly explained