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Revision is not a re-take.

“Can I re-take your test?” This is a question teachers at our school are currently considering. Should we allow students to re-take tests and quizzes so that they can demonstrate more learning and receive higher grades? I understand the plusses … Continue reading

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Review: ELEMENTS OF GRADING by Douglas Reeves

I’m glad I read Douglas Reeves’s Elements of Grading. Reeves has thought deeply about grading processes and engagingly articulates his ideas and attitudes in this brief book’s pages. Perhaps the most controversial aspect of Reeves’s thinking is the no-zero policy, … Continue reading

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What Should We Call THOSE Kids?

This issue may be trivial, but it’s been gnawing at me for a while. When we separate students into English classes based on ability, scores, clout, or any objective or subjective measure, what should we call the classes and the … Continue reading

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Review: A REPAIR KIT FOR GRADING by Ken O’Connor

A Repair Kit for Grading by Ken O’Connor My rating: 2 of 5 stars The ideas in Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading would work a lot better if students were all identical and self-motivated, and if we only … Continue reading

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Review: FEEL-BAD EDUCATION by Alfie Kohn

Feel Bad Education by Alfie Kohn My rating: 4 of 5 stars Alfie Kohn has made sense to me for more than a decade, ever since a colleague recommended Kohn’s book Punished by Rewards and enthusiastically implemented a no-grade policy … Continue reading

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What Should We Call THOSE Kids?

This issue may be trivial, but it’s been gnawing at me for a while. When we separate students into English classes based on ability, scores, clout, or any objective or subjective measure, what should we call the classes and the … Continue reading

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