Day by Day: Assessment Cycle 2, Day 8

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Assessment Cycle 2: Summative Assessment

Day 8: Two grades for everything

Challenge: The next time you offer formal written feedback, acknowledge both the benchmark and the effort of a student. In addition, consider organic ways to communicate why a student has received a particular benchmark grade.

How do you think more specific forms of assessing writers on report cards will help drive your instruction?

What was your colleagues’ reaction to the idea of examining more components when assessing students in writing?

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