Wow, I absolutely love the new edition of “Hacking Assessment” by Starr Sackstein! I have been looking for a useful resource for my school and this is an amazing book for shifting the “Grades Mindset”, changing your grading system, and improving the student feedback process. If you are looking for a practical guide to assist in evolving your grading practices, this is the perfect book for you!
Starr Sackstein offers two decades of experience and knowledge of how to successfully throw out grades. In this 2nd edition, she has updated what she's learned in six years of mentoring, coaching, and leading schools to do the same. Each chapter offers a "Hack in Action" that shares how another educator has learned from Starr and made the transition to a gradeless learning environment. Voices from leaders, higher ed and teachers contribute to the authenticity of this book. Aside from the 10 ways to go gradeless, Starr gifts us with tools, resources, and templates so elementary and secondary teachers can take the leap, apply quality assessment practices that measure learning, and bring students into the conversation.