ROCKFORD, Ill., MANCHESTER, N.H., and COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Charting progress in the classroom can be a major dilemma for teachers—especially when the only assessment tools and strategies available are for a traditional setting with a traditional report card and grading system. Nationally Board Certified Educator Rick Wormeli shows grades 5-12 educators a fair and valid way to assess and report progress in the provocative two-day seminar Standards-based Assessment & Grading: Principles & Practicalities for Today's Classroom.
"With today's focus on high stakes accountability and more rigorous standards, assessment and grading are more important than ever. In this unique workshop," Wormeli says, "I'll tackle the how's and why's of assessing and grading diverse learners in all subjects in a standards-based world."
Designed for teachers of grades 5–12, this engaging seminar clears up the confusion surrounding what an "A" really means, what to accept as evidence of mastery, and how to measure student performance against the standards. Also investigated will be the burning issues surrounding rubrics, redos, late work, homework, extra credit, and more.
Drawing on 30 years of teaching experience, Wormeli brings validity and high standards to this presentation. His work has been reported on ABC's Good Morning America and in National Geographic and Good Housekeeping magazines and the Washington Post. He is the author of five best-selling books, including Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessment and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom.
"By the end of this seminar, participants will view assessment as a coaching tool that is meant to guide—not just document deficiencies or proclivities. In addition, they'll understand how evidence-based grading can help them focus on what really matters," Wormeli says. "Using my innovative strategies, they'll be equipped to manage evidence-based assessment and grading, meet their state's standards as well as their students' unique needs, and dramatically impact both teaching and learning back in their classrooms."
SDE is one of America's leading providers of professional development for PreK through Grade 12 educators. Through Onsite PD, PD Events, Web-Based PD, and PD Resources, the company empowers teachers and administrators across the country with ongoing professional development that is not only research-based, innovative, and rigorous, but also practical, motivating, and fun. All SDE training is presented by the nation's top authors and educational experts, with the goal of creating extraordinary classrooms that prepare students for the evolving demands of the 21st century. For more information about SDE, educators are encouraged to visit www.sde.com, or to call 1-800-462-1478.
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