Softening the Edges: Assessment Practices That Honor K--12 Teachers and Learners by Katie White

Softening the Edges: Assessment Practices That Honor K--12 Teachers and Learners

byKatie White

Kobo ebook | February 21, 2017

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When teachers develop an effective assessment architecture, they prevent harmful hard edges and support all aspects of students’ growth and their own experiences as teachers. Discover the difference between soft edges and hard edges regarding alignment between students’ and teachers’ needs and the assessment practices that are meant to meet them. With this book, equip students with the skills to show proficiency in the learning goals and the confidence and learning strategies they need to be able to face any learning challenge in the future.


  • Understand the language of assessment and softened assessment edges to measure student progress and verify learning proficiency.
  • Spot the indicators of hard and soft edges in classroom practices to differentiate instruction and assessment.
  • Learn how to educate for the whole student to meet students’ cognitive, social-emotional, physical, and ethical development needs.
  • Examine the importance of a learning continuum to smoothly guide students through their learning and engage them with positive and relevant learning experiences.
  • Visualize the qualities of a shared space that supports students’ and teachers’ learning.


Foreword by Cassandra Erkens

Chapter 1: Assessment and the Whole Person

Chapter 2: Instruction and Assessment Planning Using a Learning Continuum

Chapter 3: Preassessment

Chapter 4: Formative Assessment and Feedback

Chapter 5: Self-Assessment and Goal Setting

Chapter 6: Summative Assessment

Chapter 7: Systems of Reporting

Appendix: Sample Learning Continuums

Title:Softening the Edges: Assessment Practices That Honor K--12 Teachers and LearnersFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 21, 2017Publisher:Solution Tree PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:194534900X

ISBN - 13:9781945349003

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