Snapshot: In one of your classrooms, the teacher always takes student effort into account and weights report card grades for completed homework. In the next classroom, the teacher will give a student with incomplete homework an “A” if the student has clearly mastered the coursework.
But down the hall, another teacher would never give an A to a student with incomplete work and is inconsistent about considering student effort in grading.
In this webinar, grading expert Ken O’Connor will help reduce these disparities in grading. This is an opportunity for you and your staff to reflect on grading habits and practices and analyze which do and do not serve the true meaning and purpose of grading–student learning.
- Late assignments
- Missing assessment evidence
- Academic dishonesty
- Reassessment, and
Other webinar topics:
- The true basis for grades (standards, not assessment methods)
- Performance standards are what count(levels of proficiency, not percentages)
- It’s not just about what’s average (professional judgment, not mindless calculation)
Many teachers have formed strong opinions about grading practices based on their own experiences as students. For that reason, making changes in grading can be difficult and controversial. Use this webinar as a starting point for a discussion among staff about existing grading practices in the context of Ken’s expertise.