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Academic Journal

The "Economics" of Grading

Subjects: Grading; Competency Based Education; Performance Based Assessment

  • Source: Educational Leadership, v78 n1 p54-59 Sep 2020. 6 pp.

  • Abstract: Gaps in teacher communication can cause confusion, especially when it comes to grades. To reduce asymmetries of information when grading performance tasks and projects, teachers ... As Provided

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The Antidote to Extremism

Subjects: International Studies; Global Education; Global Approach

  • Source: Educational Leadership, v74 n4 p18-23 Dec 2016. 6 pp.

  • Abstract: For centuries, education has been seen as an antidote to intolerance and conflict. In a world rocked by violence, much of it across cultural borders, ... As Provided

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How to Be a Global Thinker

Subjects: Global Education; Global Approach; World ViewsMaine

  • Source: Educational Leadership, v74 n4 p10-16 Dec 2016. 7 pp.

  • Abstract: Global competence requires more than knowledge and skills; it also requires that students know when the situation calls for using these abilities and an ongoing, ... As Provided

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Mapping the Road to Proficiency

Subjects: Academic Standards; Educational Planning; Student Evaluation

  • Source: Educational Leadership, v63 n3 p32-38 Nov 2005. 7 pp.

  • Abstract: Thoughtfully constructed standards provide valuable direction for curriculum and instruction. But to bring about significant improvement in education, standards must be linked to students' learning ... Author

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How External Exit Exams Spur Achievement.

Subjects: Academic Standards; Accountability; Competency Based Education

  • Source: Educational Leadership, v59 n1 p58-63 Sep 2001.

  • Abstract: Compared with minimum competency tests, curriculum-based external exit exams provide better measures of students' achievement levels. Analysis of Third Mathematics and Science Study data shows ...

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Results Count in Los Angeles.

Subjects: Academic Standards; Accountability; Achievement Gains

  • Source: Educational Leadership, v57 n5 p38-41 Feb 2000.

  • Abstract: In the Los Angeles Unified School District, 64 percent of its 660 schools increased their norm-referenced test scores from 1998 to 1999. Success stems from a clear, districtwide approach ...

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Service Learning Makes the Grade.

Subjects: Competency Based Education; Evaluation Methods; Journal WritingMinnesota

  • Source: Educational Leadership, v56 n6 p66-68 Mar 1999.

  • Abstract: Nearly 100 Minnesota secondary schools offer community service-learning courses. Assessment methods include journal writing, self-assessment, research papers, site observations, and performance evaluation by agency supervisors. A ...

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Academic Journal

A Contract for the High School Classroom.

Subjects: Competency Based Education; Grading; High SchoolsConnecticut

  • Source: Educational Leadership, v56 n6 p59-61 Mar 1999.

  • Abstract: Staff at a Sandy Hook, Connecticut high school agreed that content standards are fixed learning goals specifying what a student should know and accomplish; performance ...

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Using Assessments To Improve Equity in Mathematics.

Subjects: Access to Education; Competency Based Education; Equal Education

  • Source: Educational Leadership, v56 n6 p56-58 Mar 1999.

  • Abstract: Designed to improve equity, MMAP (the Middle School Math Through Applications Project) draws traditionally underserved students, such as minorities and girls, into higher mathematics. The ...

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Grading in a Standards-Based System.

Subjects: Competency Based Education; Elementary Education; Grading

  • Source: Educational Leadership, v56 n6 p52-55 Mar 1999.

  • Abstract: Outlines a four-step grading system to help teachers implement standards-based education. Teachers should design a workable format; define three sets of codes (for assessment types, ...

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