Students produce a great deal of work both in and out of school. What can these products tell us about what students have learned? This issue will describe how teachers can best examine student work to provide feedback, assign grades, assess students’ strengths and learning needs, and differentiate instruction. What kinds of class work and homework yield the most information about students’ learning? What kinds of feedback truly encourage learning and growth? How can teachers guide students to assess their own work as well as that of their peers? And how are teacher teams collaboratively examining student work and using their findings to improve instruction? We welcome articles that highlight a wide range of student work—from traditional seat work to authentic performances—in all content areas.
ASCD Express is looking for 600–1,000-word essays or brief multimedia content on the theme “Looking at Student Work.” Guidelines for submissions are here; please send your submissions to email@example.com by February 15, 2016.