Course Description

Differentiation is a great idea, but what about assessing and grading? In this course, educators from kindergarten to high school find real examples and gray areas for grading, and how to constructively tackle important and controversial assessment and grading issues, incorporating modern pedagogy, and the challenges of working with diverse groups of students.  Educators gain expertise in providing and communicating clear learning goals, provide meaningful content instruction, develop classroom strategies that foster specific student learning outcomes, and analyze behavioral evidence that proves strategies are producing the desired effects. The course offers information on test questions, redos/retakes, grading scales, and grading effort and behavior.


A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.


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Section Title
Book Study: The New Art and Science of Teaching-Fair Isn't Always Equal
Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $375.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

The New Art and Science of Teaching, Marzano, R.J. (2017).  Solution Tree

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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