In December of 2014, a core group of teachers and administrators began researching grading practices. The group has expanded and continued to meet. This Assessment and Grading Handbook is the result of their efforts.
Why recreate what has already been done. Work smarter not harder and browse some examples of: 1. Rubrics used across many different content areas. 2. Parent emails explaining the why and how SBG works in different classrooms. 3. Student tracking sheets for student self-evaluation (John Hattie's Visible Learning top 5 highest effect size on increasing student growth/achievement)
Despite our best intentions, grades seem to reflect student compliance more than student learning and engagement. In the process, we inadvertently subvert the learning process.
October 2008 | Volume 66 | Number 2 Expecting Excellence Pages 70-74