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As a result of our focus on accountability, differentiation, and student achievement as well as colleges and high schools decrying the false accuracy of grades from lower levels, we are poised for major evolutions in assessment and grading practices.  Now, more than ever, English teachers and administrators are hungry for clear direction on how to handle all of the awkward, “flashpoint,” issues that arise when grading against standards.  English classes are moving towards standards-based assessment and grading, but are we really ready to embrace this thinking, especially as our students grow more diverse each year?  Being sensitive to students’ readiness levels, learning preferences, and designations while holding them accountable for the same standards can be a challenge––what’s fair and leads to real student learning?  Join us for a candid look at the the burning issues of standards-based assessment and grading in a differentiated classroom.  Topics include: formative vs summative assessments, ‘zeroes vs 50’s, grading late work,  handling re-takes and re-do’s, identifying acceptable evidence of standards in students’ work, grading homework, incorporating effort or not, grading students in inclusion classes, setting up the gradebooks, report card design, 100 vs 4.0 scales, and much more.  Practical and transforming, bring your "Yeah, but....?" questions; this is the seminar not to miss!

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Rick Wormeli, one of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations, and his instructional practice, which includes almost 30 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history and coaching teachers.  Rick’s work has been reported in numerous media, including ABC’s Good Morning America, Hardball with Chris Matthews, National Geographic and Good Housekeeping magazines, What Matters Most: Teaching for the 21st Century, and the Washington Post.  He is a columnist for the National Middle School Association’s Middle Ground magazine, and he is the author of the award-winning book, Meet Me in the Middle, as well as the best-selling books, Day One and Beyond, Fair Isn’t Always Equal: Assessment and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom, Differentiation: From Planning to Practice, Grades 6-12, and Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Teaching any Subject, nominated for differentiated book of the year by the National Association of Education Book Publishers, all five from Stenhouse Publishers, as well as Summarization in any Subject, published by ASCD.  His classroom practice is the showcase for the DVD set of ASCD's best-selling series, "At Work in the Differentiated Classroom," and he is a contributing author to Middle School Matters, and Because You Teach, published by Incentive Publications.