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Gap Analysis: Athena High School Grading Practices

Recently we completed a Gap Analysis on the topic of our grading practices as a staff.  Below is the data we gathered.  This information indicates that in some areas we have tremendous alignment, while in other areas our practices vary … Continue reading

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Forward Together: Research Based Grading Practices

For more information on what the research says about effective grading checkout the following book summaries: Elements of Grading (Doug Reeves) How to Grade for Learning (Ken O’Connor) Standards Based Grading (Thomas Guskey)

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Grading Policies that Work Against Standards… and How to Fix Them (Research Summary by Thomas Guskey)

The book “Practical Solutions for Serious Problems in Standards-Based Grading” is a collection of essays from leading educational researchers and teachers.  Thomas Guskey offers some tremendous insights in an essay titles, “Grading Policies that Work Against Standards… and How to … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Grading in Standards-Based Systems (Research Summary by Ken O’Connor)

In his book “How to Grade for Learning”, Ken O’Connor sifts through the research on how to ensure that our grading systems maximize student learning in a systematic and strategic manner.  He offers 8 guidelines based on decades of research … Continue reading

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Grading Practices that Inhibit Learning (Research Summary by Ken O’Connor)

In his book “How to Grade for Learning“, Ken O’Connor digs into the controversial topic of grading with tremendous insight and acumen.  He summarizes the research around the best practices in grading as articulated in the research in practical and … Continue reading

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The Four Essential Questions on Grading (Research Summary by Doug Reeves)

Research Summary by Doug Reeves: In his book “Elements of Grading: A Guide to Effective Practice“, Doug Reeves synthesizes the research on effective grading practices by proposing 4 essential questions.  He suggests that these 4 questions should serve as the … Continue reading

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Funny Cartoon About a Grading Rubric

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Research Summary: Large High School Aligns Grading Policies

About the School: In this helpful Educational Leadership article, Jeffrey Erickson, assistant principal of a suburban 2,900-student high school, describes the journey he and his colleagues undertook to address problems they had identified with their grading system: inconsistency from class … Continue reading

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Research Summary: Overcoming Obstacles to Better Grading

Check out this summary of a research article on the obstacles we must over come as we seek to continuously improve our grading practices. “Educators seeking to reform grading must combat five long-held traditions that stand as formidable obstacles to … Continue reading

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New Grading Policy Summary

This is a summary of the new grading policy for the district.  If you click on the picture you can get a PDF version that can be printed out for your classroom if you would like to do so.

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