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10 Research Based Principles of Instruction

10 Research Based Strategies That All Teachers Should Know This is a summary of a recent article in American Educator by Barak Rosenshine. Each of the following principles of effective research based pedagogy is thoroughly supported in both the research … Continue reading

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Grading Policies that Work Against Standards… and How to Fix Them (Research Summary by Thomas Guskey)

The book “Practical Solutions for Serious Problems in Standards-Based Grading” is a collection of essays from leading educational researchers and teachers.  Thomas Guskey offers some tremendous insights in an essay titles, “Grading Policies that Work Against Standards… and How to … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Grading in Standards-Based Systems (Research Summary by Ken O’Connor)

In his book “How to Grade for Learning”, Ken O’Connor sifts through the research on how to ensure that our grading systems maximize student learning in a systematic and strategic manner.  He offers 8 guidelines based on decades of research … Continue reading

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Grading Practices that Inhibit Learning (Research Summary by Ken O’Connor)

In his book “How to Grade for Learning“, Ken O’Connor digs into the controversial topic of grading with tremendous insight and acumen.  He summarizes the research around the best practices in grading as articulated in the research in practical and … Continue reading

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The Four Essential Questions on Grading (Research Summary by Doug Reeves)

Research Summary by Doug Reeves: In his book “Elements of Grading: A Guide to Effective Practice“, Doug Reeves synthesizes the research on effective grading practices by proposing 4 essential questions.  He suggests that these 4 questions should serve as the … Continue reading

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Research Summary: Tips for Teacher Generated Tests (Spencer Salend)

Check out this great research summary that was recently published in Educational Leadership on the best practices for creating assessments.  This document will come in very handy, when our PLC teams begin creating common assessments later in the fall. Click … Continue reading

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Research Summary – Visible Learning (John Hattie)

There have been literally hundred’s of thousands of studies on what works in education, teaching and learning.  However, no one wants to read through pages of dry and boring dissertations to figure out what works. As a result, most of … Continue reading

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The Most Effective Instructional Strategies (Research Summary by Marzano)

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Research Summary: The Basics of PLC & RtI (on one page)

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Research Summary: Large High School Aligns Grading Policies

About the School: In this helpful Educational Leadership article, Jeffrey Erickson, assistant principal of a suburban 2,900-student high school, describes the journey he and his colleagues undertook to address problems they had identified with their grading system: inconsistency from class … Continue reading

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