Category Archives: Grading

New Teachers Talk about Grading, Part 1

I thoroughly enjoyed spending time yesterday afternoon with several of our new teachers. Tina McKay, Francie Ball & I lead a discussion about grading and its impact on students’ completion of high school. There were a few questions that some … Continue reading

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Grading Outside the Box

Here’s an example of how one school is thinking outside the box to evaluate students’ mastery of skills & concepts without using the traditional letter-grade approach. Rather than assigning an evaluative “stamp” to a student’s learning (ie., he got a … Continue reading

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Mastery Learning & Grades…

One of the topics our leadership team will be considering over the next several months is grading. A simple internet search will reveal an amazing variety of commentaries – and perspectives – on the subject. As always, it’s our job … Continue reading

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