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Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn

by Myron Dueck

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Hmm…testing and more testing. It seems to be the Ebola virus of education these days, and it has certainly taken a toll on the use of both school and public libraries by the children of North America. Doueck offers some personal hints from his own experiences as a classroom teacher in British Columbia and as an idea book, one can usually glean something of value. We were most interested in the chapter about how to measure creativity since that is most often connected to project-based learning that ends up in the learning commons. Dueck tries to provide a method of first seeing that each kid can pass the test and then built upon that evidence, measure the creative approach to a project. In all my own interviews of teachers dedicated to creative projects, they regularly talk about how their students do better than other classes do in the school without having to worry about direct teaching of just what is needed to pass the test. One wonders why a group of teachers take this approach and produce results when so many others shut off anything out side of what they consider essential to hold their jobs and do the job they are being told to do. It is a quandary that seems to persist when those in the drivers seat of assessment use fear tactics and state, national, and international measuring sticks as the only measure of success. One can’t help wonder why, after a decade of teaching to the test has not produced results worth bragging about. Should you read Dueck for some ideas? Perhaps. Anyone who is a premium member of ASCD got his book, so it is probably close by. Worth taking alook.
  davidloertscher | Sep 7, 2014 |
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