Fair Isn't Always Equal

Assessing and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom

Differentiated instruction is a nice idea, but what happens when it comes to assessing and grading students? What's both fair and leads to real student learning?

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Differentiated instruction is a nice idea, but what happens when it comes to assessing and grading students? What's both fair and leads to real student learning?

Fair Isn't Always Equal answers that 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. Filled with real examples and “gray” areas that middle and high school educators will e...read more

About the Author(s)

Rick Wormeli is a National Board Certified Teacher and a columnist for Middle Ground magazine. The winner of Disney's American Teacher Award for English in 1996, Rick is an internationally known speaker on middle-level education, innovation, and teacher professionalism.

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Contents
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Section I Differentiation and Mastery
Chapter 1: The Differentiated Instruction Mind-set: Rationale and Definition
Chapter 2: Mastery
Section II Assessment
Chapter 3: Principles of Successful Assessment in the Differentiated Classroom
Chapter 4: Three Important Types of Assessment
Chapter 5: Tiering Assessments
Chapter 6: Creating Good Test Questions
Section III Grading
Chapter 7: The Relative Nature of Grades and Their Definitions
Chapter 8: Why Do We Grade, and What About Effort, Attendance, and Behavior?
Chapter 9: Ten Approaches to Avoid When Differentiating
Chapter 10: Conditions for Redoing Work for Full Credit
Chapter 11: Six Burning Grading Issues
Chapter 12: Grading Scales
Chapter 13: Gradebook Formats for the Differentiated Classroom
Chapter 14: Responsive Report Card Formats
Section IV Implementation and the Big Picture
Chapter 15: Thirty-Six Tips to Support Colleagues as They Move Toward Successful Practices for Differentiated Classrooms
Chapter 16: Putting It All Together: How Do Differentiating Teachers Assess and Grade Differently?
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 4-12
Media: 232 pp/paper
Year: 2005
Item No: WEB-0424
ISBN: 978-157110-424-3

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