ISBN: 9781935542773

On Your Mark

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Clarify the purpose of grades, craft a vision statement aligned with this purpose, and discover strategies to implement effective practices.

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ISBN: 9781935542773
Author(s) : Thomas R. Guskey
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Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting 

Create and sustain a learning environment where students thrive and stakeholders are accurately informed of student progress. Clarify the purpose of grades, craft a vision statement aligned with this purpose, and discover research-based strategies to implement effective grading and reporting practices. Identify policies and practices that render grading inaccurate, and understand the role grades play in students’ future success and opportunities.

  • Question traditional grading and reporting practices, and seek more accurate practices
  • Identify the purpose of grading, and ensure school and classroom visions, practices, and policies support it
  • Implement research-based grading and reporting practices that promote accurate, useful accounts of student learning
  • Understand why traditional practices, such as grading on the curve and offering plus or minus grades, don’t fully report student academic performance
  • Examine grading and reporting policies, and make sure they support students, parents, and other stakeholders

About the Author:

Thomas R. Guskey, PhD, is a senior research scholar at the University of Louisville and professor emeritus in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he began his career in education as a middle school teacher and later served as a school administrator in the Chicago Public Schools.

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Teacher Manual, 144 Pages

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2015

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