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challenges our ideas about grades and provides specific strategies for changing the present, outdated system of grading students.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.