Damian Cooper

Damian Cooper

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Publications by Damian Cooper



  • Cooper, D. (2011). Redefining Fair: How to Plan, Assess and Grade for Excellence in Mixed Ability Classrooms. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree
  • Cooper, D. (2010). Talk about assessment: High school strategies and tools. Scarborough, ON: Nelson Education
  • Cooper, D. (2007). Talk about assessment: Strategies and tools to improve teaching and learning. Scarborough, ON,: Thomson Nelson
  • Cooper, D. with Nanci Wakeman. (1998). Getting Assessment Right: Language, Grades 1-8. Barrie, ON: Data-Based Directions
  • Cooper, D. with Nanci Wakeman and Pat Blake. (1998). Getting Assessment Right: Mathematics. Barrie, ON: Data-Based Directions


2010 "Engaging Thought Leaders: An Interview with Damian Cooper", (Greg Ingram), SDCO Connection (Staff Development Council of Ontario), Summer, 2010
2009 Damian Cooper, with Ken O’Connor and Nanci Wakeman. "Redefining Fair: Assessment and Grading for the 21st Century" Changing Perspectives, February, 27-31
2006 "Collaborating with Students in the Assessment Process", Orbit, Vol. 36, No.2, 2006
2006 "Not Everything that Counts Can Be Counted: Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment", unpublished article. Available by request.
2000 Damian Cooper with Nanci Wakeman. "Secondary Schools: A Martian Chronicle", Orbit, Vol. 30, No.4, 2000

Provincial and District Support Documents:

2008 Damian Cooper with Ken O'Connor, "Communicating Student Learning: Guidelines for Schools", Manitoba Ministry of Education, Citizenship and Youth, Winnipeg. Checked April 15th 2009 at www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/assess/docs/csl/index.html
2008 Damian Cooper with Curriculum Services Department, "Educators’ Resource Guide: Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting of Student Achievement", Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, 2008
1990 "Damian Cooper with Faye Ward, Basic English: OAIP (Ontario Assessment Instrument Pool), Ministry of Education, Ontario, 1990.