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"This is a must read for educators striving to keep struggling learners engaged. Every educator will reflect upon his grading practices and will find strategies to encourage students to get the work done."
"David Nagel offers an insightful and articulate voice to secondary improvement and alignment through grading practices. His tried and true methods through working with real districts provides a starting place and examples for others to follow. A must-read for anyone serious about ensuring student engagement through meaningful feedback. Tri-Creek is very appreciative of the expertise he provided in our journey to align grading practices."
"Informative and pragmatic, this book is spot on with analysis of this elephant in the room issue. Dave Nagel uses both empathy and humor in getting to the heart of a process to generate real solutions while underscoring the ultimate need for teacher voice in any successful implementation. He provides ready-made strategies for real, impactful change. I'm left hopeful that feedback will rule the day!"
A must read for anyone looking to gain further insight into effective grading practices. Dave not only provides a solid direction on how to navigate through changing grading practices, he also provides authentic examples of the challenges that often arise while doing so. A very accurate picture is provided so a solid understanding can be had about why grading practices need to shift, what the process in doing so truly entails, and suggestions to support success in change and implementation.
"This book makes the most compelling case to date for transforming grading practices at the secondary level. Every chapter is rich with convergent research and supported by effective analogies and examples. The argument strength for changing secondary grading practices builds from chapter to chapter and is bolstered through a logical arrangement of information. Anyone who reads this book will seek immediately to proactively find ways to solve the grading problems in their district.
"I am always looking for new resources to further the conversation about grades and effective grading practices, and Dave Nagel's book, Effective Grading Practices for Secondary Teachers, provides just that. From having the tough conversations about why grading practices need to evolve to how to successfully implement changes, Dave provides practical, research-based strategies to increase student success."