This book study based on Myron Dueck's book Grading Smarter Not Harder will guide educators through the reflective process of understanding if the grades they assign truly reflect the extent of their students' learning. We will focus on looking at how we can motivate students by involving them in the assessment process, not punishing them for factors outside their control. We will discuss how we can make unit plans and goals crystal-clear for our students, which allows for fair and effective grading. Dueck's book will guide participants through this process by providing forms, templates, and real-life examples to develop your own plan to create a grading system that allows students to demonstrate their true understanding and learning.