What if, in the world of education, grades did not exist? This week’s guest, Starr Sackstein, shares how she removed grades from her classroom, focused on critical feedback to her students, and incorporated social emotional and equity components to the assessment process.
In this episode, we discuss:
Systems of evidence mastery
Changing the way we assess
The stigma that is attached to grades
And Starr’s new book, Assessing with Respect: Everyday Practices That Meet Students' Social and Emotional Needs
About Starr Sackstein:
Starr Sackstein is a recovering perfectionist who is an assessment reforming enthusiast. Currently, she works with teacher teams to engage students in the learning process, advocate for personal growth, and effectively use student data to drive instruction with the Core Collaborative. She also works as publisher for Mimi & Todd Press. In her past lives, she was a high school English and journalism teacher, a lead Humanities learner, and social media manager. Additionally, Starr is an author, blogger, and speaker committed to changing the way we do assessment nationally and globally. Her most recent book is called Assessing with Respect: Everyday Practices that Meet Students’ Social and Emotional Needs with ASCD. When Starr isn't evangelizing about grading reform, she is the wife to Charlie, mindfulness mountain biker extraordinaire, and mother to Logan, a high school student, and gamer and Huxley the cat, an aging Abyssinean.
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