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August 22, 2015
This Week: Thinking About Assessment
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In a new video, Leah Alcala shows how she turns kids’ mistakes on tests into whole-class learning moments.
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It’s not too early to think about assessment! Let our Back-to-School Backpack help you.
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Follow along with two instructional coaches as they share their experience of returning to the classroom.
Sarah's Notes

What if the end was the beginning? That’s the question I wrote down as I finished watching Leah Alcala’s new video Highlighting Mistakes: A Grading Strategy. It was my response to the way she has let go of grading tests, and instead uses them to account for student learning in very personal and formative ways. The way she normalizes making mistakes in her lesson My Favorite No, has now become a culture of learning and risk-taking, in one of the most difficult areas for teachers to achieve such clarity: assessment.

As we embark on our beginnings, as we open our doors and start anew the rite of passage that is back to school, let’s take a moment to think about the endings. Leah’s video is just one of many resources that touch upon assessment in our Back-To-School Backpack, resources that taken together may help you achieve clarity, too.

Sarah Sarah Sig
Teacher Laureate at Teaching Channel
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