Free assessment and grading resources from Rick Wormeli

November 22nd, 2010

Looking for support in improving assessment and grading in your school or classroom? Rick Wormeli has created a collection of resources that teachers, administrators, parents, and policymakers can use to tap into the principles and strategies in his best-selling book Fair Isn’t Always Equal

The free collection, hosted by Stenhouse, features two extensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for Fair Isn’t Always Equal. One is for book study facilitators and includes tips on how to handle difficult conversations about controversial topics; the other is for teachers to use independently or in small groups.

You’ll also find videos and articles in which Rick addresses key issues such as late work and collaborating with faculty members who have different views about assessment and grading. Presently there are three videos:

  • “Affecting Change” offers advice for leaders on managing change with their staff.
  • In “Standards-Based Grading” Rick argues against the practice of assigning a zero as the lowest F on a hundred-point scale.
  • “On Late Work” explains why assigning a failing grade for a missed deadline is not the most constructive way of helping students improve their work habits.

Fair Isn't Always Equal More videos, articles, and podcasts will be added in the coming weeks.

Finally, a Q&A section shares real questions about assessment and grading that Rick has received from educators all over the world, along with his responses.

Start exploring the collection here.

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