How to take the leap from letter grades to standards-based reporting of student achievement with Ken O’Connor


Speaker: Ken O'Connor


SKU: 144-12

Webinar Description

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Your curriculum, instruction and assessment have increasingly become standards-based. But, have you been slow to make changes in grading because you’re concerned that teachers, parents and students are too attached to traditional letter and number grades and will have problems adapting to a new system?

The hard truth, says Ken O’Connor, is that commitment to aligning instruction, curriculum and assessment will make little difference until you change your report card.

In this webinar, Ken shows you how to move to a reporting system that keeps teachers, students and parents focused on the important grade-level skills students must master.

Webinar topics:

  • The true purposes of grading and reporting
  • 11 guidelines to make the transition from grading and reporting on subjects to grade-level standards
  • Moving from points and percentages to levels of performance standards
  • How to handle behaviors (lateness, homework completion)in grading and reporting
  • The roles of calculation and professional judgment in grading
  • Implementation issues in the move to standards-based report cards



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About the Speaker

Ken O'Connor

Ken O’Connor, aka. “The Grade Doctor,” is an internationally known educational consultant who specializes in the communication of student achievement. Ken first developed 8 guidelines for grading in 1995. In 2007, he reorganized the guidelines as his “15 fixes for broken grades”. He also developed 11 guidelines for standards-based reporting of student achievement. Ken is now acknowledged to be one of a small group of leading experts on how to grade and effectively report student achievement. Ken’s experience includes more than 30 years as an educator in grades 7-12 in 6 schools in Ontario and Australia. He is the author of How to Grade for Learning, K12, How to Grade for Learning: Linking Grades to Standards and A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades.


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