NWOESC Book Study: Grading Smarter, Not Harder



This is a self-paced book study that affords you the comfort of your own space, in your own time, with no substitute plans to prepare. Invite a colleague to read and complete the study together! The book for this study, Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn (2014) by Myron Dueck, can be purchased with ISBN# 9781416618904. A preview of the book can be found here.

This book study will end June 1, 2020. 

One hour of college credit is available through Ashland University; a one to two-page reflection on the book is required to receive credit. Contact Kris Dobbelaere (kdobbelaere@nwoesc.org) for details.

Please note, some districts may cover the cost of the registration fee as part of professional development expenses. Check with your district administrator on this option if out-of-pocket cost is a factor.

No refunds will be given to participants who drop the course or do not complete the study by the listed end date of June 1, 2020. Course participants will maintain lifetime access to all course content, however, Certificates of Completion will only be issued during the active dates of the course.

Learning Path Outcomes:

Participants will gain insight on grading and assessment practices that measure what students know without punishing them for factors outside their control, receive unit planning and retesting systems that make student outcome criteria known to students, and will critically examine the effectiveness of grading homework assignments.


Learning Path Author:

Before joining the Northwest Ohio ESC team, Josh Clark was the principal at Evergreen High School (OH), and an English teacher at Tinora High School (OH), Edgerton High School (OH) and Wabash High School (IN). Josh is the author of nine novels for young adults and enjoys a good cup of coffee, a deep conversation, and watching Ohio State football and Houston Astros baseball.

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Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Answer: Yes, after completing the course you will receive a certificate of completion.

How long will I receive access to this Learning Path?

Answer: You will receive lifetime access

How will I gain access to the Learning Path?

Answer: An email will be sent to you after purchase with your access code and login details. If you have any questions regarding access to your learning path, email our support team at support@eduplanet21.com