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How to Know What to Grade and Assess as a New Teacher

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As a new teacher, grading and assessment can be one of the most intimidating and overwhelming topics. Every school and school district has a different policy on grading and assessment, so it is important that you study your district's policies carefully. After you have guidance from your school leadership, take the following tips into consideration before the start of the school year.

Figure out What is Important

Your state or district's learning standards should be at the center of your decision-making when you are deciding what to grade and assess. Take a step back and think "What do my students need to know before they leave this grade level or course?". These...

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