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Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Solution Tree (July 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935542842
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935542841
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.9 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #602,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grading and Learning challenges our ideas about grades and provides specific strategies for changing the present, outdated system of grading students. This resource should be required for every 21st century teacher, preservice and veteran. --Jody Sherriff, Northern California Regional Director, K 12 Alliance/WestEd, Santa Ana, California

Sue Brookhart says two important things about grading: It s not about grading. It s about the learning and If you have to do it, you might as well do it well. What makes her book so valuable is that she then shows in practical ways how teachers can make school about learning, not grading. She does this by providing twelve strategies that teachers should use to make grading and reporting accurately reflect student achievement. --Ken O Connor, Independent Consultant, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

About the Author

Susan Brookhart, PhD, is a consultant for Brookhart Enterprises, LLC and a senior research associate for the Center for Advancing the Study of Teaching and Learning at Duquesne University. In these positions, Dr. Brookhart contributes her background as a public school teacher and university professor. She is an editorial board member of Teachers College Record, Applied Measurement in Education, and Educational Assessment. She is also a member of the National Council on Measurement in Education, American Educational Research Association, and Midwest Educational Research Association. Dr. Brookhart s expertise is in educational assessment, evaluation, and research.

With over 200 publications, presentations, and funded proposals, Dr. Brookhart is a renowned expert on assessment. She has won numerous awards, including the American Educational Research Association Outstanding Paper Award for Special Interest Groups/Classroom Assessment and a Certificate of Research Merit for Special Interest Groups/Classroom Assessment. She has been editor of Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice and has also edited several other educational journals throughout her career.

Dr. Brookhart earned a bachelor s degree from Arcadia University. She earned her teaching certificate in Ohio and a doctorate in educational research and evaluation from the Ohio State University.

More About the Author

Susan M. Brookhart, PhD, is a consultant and an author. Her interests include the role of formative and summative classroom assessment in student motivation and achievement, the connection between classroom and large-scale assessment, and grading. A former elementary and middle school teacher, she was faculty member at Duquesne University from 1989 to 2003.

Dr. Brookhart continues to serve as a senior research associate at the Center for Advancing the Study of Teaching and Learning in the School of Education at Duquesne. She has been a columnist for National Forum, and was editor of Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice. Dr. Brookhart serves on the editorial boards of several journals, and is author or coauthor of several books and over 50 articles on classroom assessment, teacher professional development, and evaluation.

Dr. Brookhart earned a bachelor's degree from Arcadia University and a master's degree in religion from Lutheran Theological Seminary. She earned her teaching certificate in Ohio and a doctorate in educational research and evaluation from the Ohio State University.

Dr. Brookhart is the author of Grading and Learning. You can further explore her work at

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I found this book to be very helpful as I consider ways to assess student learning that really support learning, not just provide marks for a gradebook. Brookhart provides a blend of theory and practical suggestions for classroom teachers. I had checked this out of the library first, but decided I needed to own my own copy for continued reference.
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