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Sunday, January 9, 2011

edReformer: Why Standards-Based Gradebooks & What Next?

edReformer: Why Standards-Based Gradebooks & What Next?
by Andrew Miller

Here's a thoughtful commentary about the benefits of Standards-Based Gradebook. Along with the insights, I'd add that standards-based assessments open up productive dialog among educators about learning targets, and how to provide instruction that helps students get there. That conversation can lead to one of Andrew Miller's cautions for preservation--Creativity and Innovative teaching and learning.