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March 13, 2018

Special Edition
Preview the second edition of Rick Wormeli's Fair Isn't Always Equal



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Part of a healthy differentiation mind-set is to make sure grading doesn't become a "gotcha" enterprise. Effective teachers see their jobs as helping students to process ideas and content meaningfully, rather than catching them as they make mistakes. We want to be advocates, not adversaries, for students.
—Rick Wormeli

Fair Isn't Always Equal, Second Edition, by Rick Wormeli Differentiated instruction is a nice idea, but what happens when it comes to assessing and grading students? What's both fair and leads to real student learning? An internationally recognized expert on grading practices, Rick Wormeli first examined these questions ten years ago in the first edition of Fair Isn't Always Equal.

In this thoroughly updated second edition, Rick provides a catalyst for serious reflection on current grading and assessment practices in differentiated classrooms, K-12. He also outlines coherent and effective standards-based grading practices for a high-stakes, accountability-focused world.

Rick tackles important and sometimes controversial assessment and grading issues constructively, incorporating modern pedagogy and the challenges of working with diverse groups of students. New sections address sports eligibility, honor roll, descriptive feedback techniques, and gifted & talented students. Chapters on test questions, redos & retakes, grading scales, and grading effort and behavior have been revised extensively.

Preview the entire book online now:

https://www.stenhouse.com/1017.asp?r=n449

Fair Isn't Always Equal, Second Edition
Assessment and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom
Rick Wormeli
Grades K-12 • 320 pp/paper • $30.00 • Available early April • Preview now
Preorder by April 1, 2018, and get $5 off plus free shipping using code FAIR at checkout:
https://www.stenhouse.com/1017.asp?r=n449

Rick Wormeli Watch Rick talk about how the second edition is based on modern pedagogy and focuses on translating philosophy into action:

https://sten.pub/rwnl449
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