Using AFL to Overhaul Your Grading System

Members of this AFL Network will appreciate this article (link at end of blog post) written by Laurie Amundson and published in the November 2011 edition of Ed Leadership.  


Laurie Amundson is an elementary teacher.  A majority of our members are high school educators which could mean that some tweaking of her practices would be in order.  For example, some of the assessment she does of student work could be by the students themselves in a high school setting.  That being said, I really believe the idea of using standards based grading to assess student needs and to guide instruction is a natural outgrowth of AFL.  


I'll be interested to see if anyone out there has any thoughts after reading the article.


Here's the link.


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  • I think this is a helpful article, and both elementary and secondary teachers will find it clarifying in many ways! I posted it to Facebook, too!


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