Grading Practices

If it’s time to shake up the grading practices to better align with an asset model, check out our workshop, coaching and strategic policy planning we can offer on this important topic.

In this workshop, participants will explore their beliefs and values around assessment. By reviewing current practices, participants will shift their practice to a more inclusive, student-centered experience. This workshop will also address stakeholder buy-in and a basic understanding of formative assessment through project-based learning. This also includes other assessment peripheries like extra credit, late work, homework and other compliance measures that don’t aid in assessment for learning.

In this whole-team workshop, teachers and coaches will be able to articulate the three premises of mastery-based grading and describe examples and non-examples. They will work to identify their own values, language, and norms as a community doing this work. They will construct a Grading Philosophy Statement (GPS) that will serve to ground their work in asset-based and standards-based grading and provide a framework for giving and receiving feedback. Space will be held to ask all the difficult questions that must be asked in order to orient our assessment and grading mindset to the North Star of our agreed-upon GPS.

We custom design workshops for Grading Practices in lots of schools. Fill out the form below to contact us about your specific workshop needs.