Assessment and Grading for Student Achievement, T&L 2900

Mr. Cooper's strategies will facilitate for teachers such critical tasks as routinely sharing learning goals with students, providing examples of excellence (e.g., through rubrics), promoting collaborative work and self- and peer-assessment, and providing feedback that both informs students how to improve and allows them the time and space to do so.

Ken O'Connor joins Mr. Cooper in the final two units of the course to explore the critical distinctions between formative assessment and summative grades and to ask and answer such questions as whether grades promote learning at all; when, what, and how to grade; and what functions grades can serve in a standards-based system.

Interviews with teachers and classroom footage punctuate the presenters' key points throughout and provide examples of their theories in practice.

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