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The Best Resources On Grading Practices

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This is the last — for now, at least — “The Best…” list in my student assessment series (though, of course, I’ll be adding new resources to each of them on an ongoing basis).

Here are the previous posts in the series:


The Best Resources For Learning About Performance Assessment

The Best Resources For Learning About Formative Assessment

The Best Resources On ELL’s & Standardized Tests

The Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (And Why They’re Bad)


The Best Articles Describing Alternatives To High-Stakes Testing

The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments

This is sort of a “catch-all” post for various posts I’ve made on student assessment that don’t quite fit into the other lists, but the emphasis is on what we all have to do in our classrooms — give students grades:

Response: Several Kinds Of Grading Systems is one of my Education Week Teacher posts.

‘The Grading System We Need to Have’ is Part Two in that Ed Week series.


Our Grading Guidelines

“Instead of seeing students as Far Below Basic or Advanced, we see them as learners”

Evaluating Student Athletes

I have some issues with the ASCD article, Starting the Conversation About Grading, but the “Which Do You Believe?” chart at the end is useful.

Finding Your Grading Compass is by Carol Ann Tomlinson.

Five Obstacles to Grading Reform is by Thomas R. Guskey.

Why Teachers Secretly Hate Grading Papers is from The Atlantic.

The Case Against Grades is from Slate.

Increasing Student Engagement By Grading Backwards is from TeachThought. I’m not that thrilled with the idea that it suggests — I think it promotes extrinsic motivation even more than the typical grading system. However, it is an innovative concept.

5 Point Free Assessment Strategies is from A Fine Balance.

The Spirit of SBG is by Frank Noschese.

It’s Time to Stop Averaging Grades is by Rick Wormeli.

“Dissecting Grades: What Do They Mean, What Are They Worth?” Is My New BAM! Radio Program

Grading Exceptional Learners: This five-step model provides fair and accurate grades for students with disabilities and English language learners is by Lee Ann Jung and Thomas R. Guskey.

What’s in a Grade? is from Ed Week.

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