58 Responsive Writing Assessment
Creating effective assessment starts with
a reader-to-writer response.
63 Getting Away from Seat Time
Mary Ellen Freeley and Richard Hanzelka
New Hampshire’s Follow the Child initiative
brings personalized learning to the forefront.
69 Looking at Student Work
Angie Deuel, Tamara Holmlund Nelson,
David Slavit, and Anne Kennedy
How student work can enrich students’
understanding as well as prove that
they are learning.
73 Grading What Matters
Students too often think adults care most
about whether they turn in assignments.
76 The Problem with
Donald B. Gratz
As we discuss performance pay,
let’s also review our goals for students.
5 The Tests That Won’t Go Away
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The Art and Science of Teaching
80 Teaching with
Robert J. Marzano
83 Student Responders:
Feedback at Their Fingertips
William M. Ferriter
What Research Says About…
85 Balanced Assessment
Tracy A. Huebner
The Principal Connection
89 Who Evaluates the Principal?
93 Index to Advertisers
94 ASCD Community in Action
96 EL Online
Cover photo illustration by Greer Wymond.
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