UDL Resources In Your Libraries
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Grading Smarter Not Harder - Both Campuses
* Ensuring that grades measure what students know without punishing them for factors outside their control.
* Critically examining the fairness and effectiveness of grading homework assignments.
* Designing and distributing unit plans that make assessment criteria crystal-clear to students.
* Creating a flexible and modular retesting system so that students can improve their scores on individual sections of important tests.
Grading Smarter, Not Harder is brimming with reproducible forms, templates, and real-life examples of grading solutions developed to allow students every opportunity to demonstrate their learning. Written with abundant humor and heart, this book is a must-read for all teachers who want their grades to contribute to, rather than hinder, their students' success.
Grading for Equity - Both Campuses
Here at last―and none too soon―is a resource that delivers the research base, tools, and courage to tackle one of the most challenging and emotionally charged conversations in today’s schools: our inconsistent grading practices and the ways they can inadvertently perpetuate the achievement and opportunity gaps among our students.
With Grading for Equity, Joe Feldman cuts to the core of the conversation, revealing how grading practices that are accurate, bias-resistant, and motivational will improve learning, minimize grade inflation, reduce failure rates, and become a lever for creating stronger teacher-student relationships and more caring classrooms. Essential reading for schoolwide and individual book study or for student advocates, Grading for Equity provides
- A critical historical backdrop, describing how our inherited system of grading was originally set up as a sorting mechanism to provide or deny opportunity, control students, and endorse a "fixed mindset" about students’ academic potential―practices that are still in place a century later
- A summary of the research on motivation and equitable teaching and learning, establishing a rock-solid foundation and a "true north" orientation toward equitable grading practices
- Specific grading practices that are more equitable, along with teacher examples, strategies to solve common hiccups and concerns, and evidence of effectiveness
- Reflection tools for facilitating individual or group engagement and understanding
Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom - Both Campuses
--Capture student interest and increase motivation
--Clarify teachers' understanding about what is most important to teach
--Enhance students' and teachers' belief in student learning capacity; and
--Help teachers understand their students' individual similarities and differences so they can reach more students, more effectively
How To Grade for Learning - Both Campuses
- The why’s and the how-to’s of implementing standards-based grading practices
- Tips from 48 nationally and internationally known authors and consultants
- Additional information on utilizing level scores rather than percentages
- Reflective exercises
- Techniques for managing grading more efficiently