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What's in Your Bag of Tricks? Differentiating Instruction with Alternative Assessment

What's in Your Bag of Tricks? Differentiating Instruction with Alternative Assessment

Assessment is a tricky thing. Many people, including educators and students, hear the word assessment and think “test.” However, assessment is much more than that—it’s a way to gather,...
Author: Patricia A. Lutz
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Conference Takeover: Students in Charge

Conference Takeover: Students in Charge

Located in the northern district of Stanly County, North Carolina, New London Choice Middle School is a small K–8 school that enrolls only 353 students, yet the student body represents a wide spectrum of academic...
Author: Samuel A. DePaul & Sandra E. Carter
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Get Away from Grading and Get Students Learning

Why do we grade? Is it to sort students by perceived ability? To measure learning? To engage students? To fail students, because not everyone can or should be successful? To satisfy parents and others in the...
Author: Paul Barnwell
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Student-Led Conferences: Involving the Most Important Player

"Your son's average is a low C. His grade is not as high as it should be, primarily because he is not turning in his homework, and I am not sure he is studying for tests. I was hoping you could shed some light on...
Author: Shawn A. Faulkner and Christopher M. Cook
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Teaming Up on Homework

Kids hate homework, parents expect homework, and teachers give homework. But is homework necessary for achievement or academic success? "Homework remains one of the biggest challenges and concerns facing teachers...
Author: Kimberly Campbell
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