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Shenzhen, China
April 13, 2017

Knowing and responding to our students, our assessment practices fuel our teaching and strengthen our relationships with students. But how can we best know our students and design responsive standards-based instruction? Join internationally respected education researcher Thomas Guskey to explore practical and edifying innovations in developing standards-based assessment, grading, and reporting pedagogy.

In this interactive workshop, participants will:

  • Consider carefully the most important purposes of grading.
  • Explore how to communicate accurate and complete information.
  • Learn to use grading as an incentive for improved student learning.
  • Examine the relationship between grading and assessment.
  • Consider carefully the most important purposes of grading.
  • Explore how to communicate accurate and complete information.
  • Learn to use grading as an incentive for improved student learning.

Suitable for classroom teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, and all educators interested in learning more about standards-based assessment pedagogy.

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About the Presenter

Dr. Guskey is Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, and widely known for his research in education reform, professional development, assessment, and grading. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he has taught at all levels, served as an administrator in Chicago Public Schools, and was the first Director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, a national educational research center. His books have won numerous awards and his articles have appeared in prominent research journals as well as Educational LeadershipKappan, and School Administrator. Dr. Guskey served on the Policy Research Team of the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future, on the Task Force to develop the National Standards for Staff Development, and recently was named a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association, one of the Association’s highest honors. He co-edits the Experts in Assessment Series for Corwin Press and has been featured on the National Public Radio programs “Talk of the Nation” and “Morning Edition.” As a consultant to schools throughout the world, he helps bring clarity and insight to some of education’s most complex problems.

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