Fair Isn't Always Equal, 2nd Edition

Assessment 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? An internationally recognized expert on grading practices, Rick Wormeli first examined these questions 10 years ago in the first edition of Fair Isn’t Always Equal.

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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? An internationally recognized expert on grading practices, Rick Wormeli first examined these questions 10 years ago in the first edition of Fair Isn’t Always Equal.

In this thoroughly updated second edition, Rick provides a catalyst for serious reflection on current grading and assessment practices in differentiated c...read more

Wormeli is bold. He is passionate, articulate, and relentless in his quest to make a case for differentiated education...this is a book to take chapter by chapter and use to assess your own assessment and grading practices—a book to commit to, with a community of colleagues, to discuss, to debate, to share with both teachers and administrators.

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Rick Wormeli: Fair Isn't Always Equal, Second Edition

About the Author(s)

One of the first National Board-Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation and energy to his writing and instructional practices. He has spent the past 38 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history, as well as coaching teachers and principals. Rick’s work has been reported in numerous media outlets, including “Good Morning America” and National Geographic magazine. He is a columnist for AMLE Magazine, a contributor to ASCD’s Educational Leadership, and has presented in all fifty states and around the world.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

SECTION I: DIFFERENTIATION AND MASTERY

Chapter 1 Fair to All: The Mind-Set for Differentiated Instruction

Chapter 2 Principled Assessment and Grading

Chapter 3 Mastery

SECTION II: ASSESSMENT

Chapter 4 Assessment: Begin with the End in Mind

Chapter 5 Descriptive Feedback and Student Self-Assessment

Chapter 6 Principles of Effective Assessment for the Differentiated Classroom

Chapter 7 Assessment Integral to Lesson Design

Chapter 8 Tiering Assessments

Chapter 9 Rubrics

Chapter 10 Creating Good Test Questions

SECTION III: GRADING

Chapter 11 The Relative Nature of Grades and Their Definitions

Chapter 12 Why Do We Grade, and What About Effort, Attendance, and Behavior?

Chapter 13 Honor Roll?

Chapter 14 It's Time to Stop Averaging

Chapter 15 Ten Grading Practices to Avoid

Chapter 16 Redos and Retakes

Chapter 17 Five Burning Grading Issues

Chapter 18 Grading Scales

Chapter 19 Gradebooks and Report Cards

Chapter 20 Putting It All Together: How Do Differentiating Teachers Assess and Grade Differently?

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

 

Resources

Product Details

Grade Range: K-12
Media: 320 pp/paper
Year: 2018
Item No: 1017Item No: 1193Item No: 1B17
ISBN: 978-1-62531-017-0ISBN: 978-1-62531-193-1ISBN: 978-1-62531-B17-0

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