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Grading Smarter, Not Harder with Presenter Myron Dueck

  • 05/25/2017
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Chino Valley Unified School District Location: 5130 Riverside Dr., Chino, CA 91710


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California ASCD and Chino Valley Unified School District present:  

Grading Smarter, Not Harder
with Presenter Myron Dueck

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Hosted by Chino Valley Unified School District
Location: 5130 Riverside Dr., Chino, CA 91710
8:00 a.m.— 3:00 p.m.
Registration includes Breakfast and Lunch

Workshop Description: 

Join us for an introductory look at what standards-based assessment and grading is and is not.  We'll explore what it means to be truly evidence-based in assessing and reporting achievements regarding standards and learner outcomes. The day will start with a conversation on the true purpose of the educator and why we grade and report.  We will then address some important assessment topics such as formative versus summative, assessment strategies and student self-reporting.  Related to assessment, we'll also address the biggest concerns in grading today:  averaging, zeroes on the 100-point scale, marking homework, percentages, deductions for late work and reporting things such as behavior or effort elements.  Don't miss this chance to confront misconceptions and make the most of student's learning!


Myron Dueck has gained experience over the past 22 years, in both Canada and New Zealand in subjects ranging from grades 4 to 12.  Beginning in 2006, Myron developed a number of assessments and grading systems with his classes in which students have greater opportunity to show what they understand, adapt to the feedback they receive and play a significant role in the reporting of that learning.  Myron has been a part of district groups, school committees and governmental bodies that have further broadened his access to innovative steps taken by others.  Myron has shared his stories, tools and first-hand experiences with public, charter and international school educators from around the world.  In recent years Myron’s presentations have diverged to include human nature, global trends and social realities. Myron has twice been published in EL Magazine. His best-selling book, Grading Smarter, Not Harder – Assessment Strategies that Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn was released by ASCD in July 2014 and in 2015 ASCD released a video project from in his own school district entitled ‘Smarter Assessment in the Secondary Classroom’.

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