Make school a better experience for students by ensuring grading and reporting practices are honest, accurate, meaningful, and fair. A companion to the best-selling and award-winning On Your Mark, this practical guide details how to successfully lead lasting grading reform. Dr. Thomas R. Guskey simplifies the transition by guiding educators through six essential steps--from developing a coalition devoted to change to creating a systematic plan.
Use this resource to develop a new system of grading in your school or district:
- Become familiar with the process of implementing a rigorous new system of reporting that aligns with the goals of standards-based grading.
- Acquire numerous tools and strategies that will assist in the process of implementing a new grading system.
- Study the six steps that are essential to any successful attempt to reform grading, as well as how to succeed in each.
- Learn how to form a change action plan that covers the entire system of implementation and improves the student experience.
About the Author
Chapter 1: Learn From Failures
Chapter 2: Form a Coalition for Change
Chapter 3: Understand the Change Process
Chapter 4: Clarify the Purpose of Grading and Reporting
Chapter 5: Report Multiple Grades for Cognitive Outcomes
Chapter 6: Report Multiple Grades for Noncognitive Outcomes
Chapter 7: Get Assessment Policies and Practices Right
Chapter 8: Develop a Systematic Plan for Implementation
References and Resources