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Guest blog post by Starr Sackstein

Start of School Series: Hacking Assessment Q & As – Shifting the Grading Mindset

On this week’s Q & A, Isaac Wells and I discuss shifting the grading mindset. Defining this concept and how the grading mindset has come to shape students and teachers in our system.

As we change the way we think about assessment, we must also rethink the grading/justice mindset and think more in terms of equity. Learning is a complex experience and we need to honor it with a more nuanced and focused vocabulary.

Grades simply don’t provide the necessary language to adequately communicate this experience. Watch this week’s episode and share your comments in the Facebook group.

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The Live Hacking Assessment Q and A happens on Friday mornings at 11am Eastern in the Teachers Throwing Out Grades Facebook Group.

Starr Sackstein

NBCT Consultant with the Core Collaborative
My TEDx Talk – A Recovering PerfectionistEducation Week Teacher: Work in Progress
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ASCD Emerging Leader 2016
Amazon Teacher Innovator
One of 2016’s top educators to watch
Bammy Finalist 2014 (high school teacher) and 2015 (educational blogger/commentator)
Google Educator
Special Recognition Adviser by the Dow Jones News Fund 2011ASNE Fellow – Kent State ’11
Follow me on Twitter @MsSackstein

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