Softening the Edges

  • Title:Softening the Edges Assessment Practices That Honor K–12 Teachers and Learners
  • Author:Katie White
  • Publication Date:February 2017
  • Grade Level:k-12
  • ISBN:9781943874071
  • Publisher:Solution Tree

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. This book asserts that assessment must have soft edges, smoothly guiding students through their learning and engaging them so their confidence grows and their experiences are positive and relevant.

  • Understand the language of assessment and softened assessment edges.
  • Spot the indicators of hard and soft edges in classroom practices.
  • 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.
  • Visualize the qualities of a shared space that supports students’ and teachers’ learning.
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