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“Teachers in most schools are required to provide letter grades—even if they are philosophically opposed to the practice. In Rethinking Letter Grades, the authors offer a practical five-step process for arriving at letter grades that moves away from collecting a string of marks and calculating a grade. They examine a wide variety of assessment tools (rating scales, scoring keys, rubrics, test scores, observation records, discussion notes, symbols, portfolio collections, and more) and match the student evidence with a description of achievement. This description presents a valid picture of student achievement—one that recognizes all aspects of student performance.” (Source: Portage and Main Press)

Learning Map Information and resources:


Quio Learning Map



Shelley Moore K-12 Learning Map Samples


Surrey English Teachers’ Association: Gr. 8-12 Assessment Exemplars


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Alberta Assessment Consortium: Includes templates and exemplars of performance assessments, scaffolding for student success, and rubric tools.

Challenge Based Learning CBL Toolkit – Reflection Prompts (SD 34)

Edutopia: 40 Reflective Questions

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Ways to Demonstrate Understanding: Possible Products

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