Differentiated instruction is a nice idea, but what happens when it comes to assessing and grading students? What's both fair and leads to real student learning?
Fair Isn't Always Equal answers that question and much more. The book covers high-level concepts, ranging from "rationale for differentiating assessment and grading" to "understanding mastery" as well as the nitty-gritty details of grading and assessment, such as:
whether to incorporate effort, attendance, and behavior into academic grades;
whether to grade homework;
setting up grade books and report cards to reflect differentiated practices;
principles of successful assessment;
how to create useful and fair test questions, including how to grade such prompts efficiently;
whether to allow students to re-do assessments for full credit.