Your book is inspiring, and it has changed the way I am grading and assessing the Common Core standards. I collected data over the past few weeks to chart the change in student achievement after introducing a unit plan and changing my grading practices and procedures. The results were truly astounding. I put some pie charts in my blog to show the progress. I’m going to be blogging over the next two week on how I used your ideas to help my students. Thanks for your work and dedication to kids. Please let me know if you want me to link to a particular site–I linked to your wordpress site. For the book, I linked to the ASCD bookstore.
I just finished Grading Smarter Not Harder and it was awesome! I attended the ATI conference back in December and have been carrying your book around since then. I finally brought it down to the beach yesterday and could not put it down! I’m so glad I read it at the beginning of the summer because I can plan all summer! Thank you so much for writing it!!!