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How to Change Assessment and Go Gradeless Infographic

How to Change Assessment and Go Gradeless Infographic

Aren’t you tired of the lies that traditional grades and GPAs tell about your students and your children? Do numbers, letters, and meaningless report card comments that say nothing about a child’s abilities make your blood boil? You’re not alone. Teachers, students, and parents around the world want something better, something transparent and precise. It’s time to remove the labels and begin the conversation, with the bestselling Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School.

Starr Sackstein’s Hacking Assessment not only revolutionizes education, but it gives step-by-step instructions on how to do it. That’s what makes this book so powerful. Not only does Starr describe her classroom, but she also gives some strategies that readers can start implementing tomorrow. The How to Change Assessment and Go Gradeless Infographic outlines eight key takeaways from the book.

Read it today–fix it tomorrow!

As debate rages about best practices in grading, veteran teacher, author, and internationally recognized blogger Starr Sackstein reveals classroom-tested, practical ways that any teacher can go gradeless–even in a traditional grades school. In true Hacker style, Sackstein demonstrates how to empower students with open dialogue, reflection, and self-evaluation, so they become enthusiastic learners who never ask, “What’s it worth?”

When you learn how to hack assessment, you’ll be able to:

  • Shift your mindset away from numbers, letters, and other labels
  • Encourage the community to rally around a gradeless classroom
  • Rebrand assignments to facilitate open dialogue
  • Teach students to provide feedback for their peers
  • Use digital tools to mobilize conversations about learning
  • Never place a number or a letter on another piece of work

Via: www.brilliant-insane.com

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  • Gary Gruber

    It’s about time! We have had the equation backwards for too long. We have held time constant and made learning the variable when we should be holding learning constant (and gradeless!) and be making time the variable without any concern for letter and number grades. If you value learning, grades fade in importance…..