Grading and assessment are two distinct yet overlapped topics. This site is dedicated primarily to assessment - the getting and giving of feedback that helps teachers adjust their teaching and students adjust their learning. However, it is impossible to talk about assessment without occasionally discussing grading. Therefore, grading posts and resources pop up on this site from time to time. As a way to help members find these resources, this blog post has been created as to serve as a collection of grading links. Anything posted on this site related to grading can be found on this blog.
Also, please note that as more examples are added to this site, they will also be added to this blog.
- We're Talkin' 'Bout Practice - a good reminder that sometimes practice should just be practice
- I Want to Be the Starting Tailback - a football analogy about grading practicing interfering with assessment
- Fantasy Football and the Problem with Averaging
- Your Expertise is More Valuable Than a Formula: Provide Descriptive Feedback Rather Than Fractions
- Grading in 3D by Pawel Nazarewicz
- Response to an Email Question about Late Work, Grading, & Responsibility
- Why Grades Should Reflect Mastery, Not Speed by Ryan McLane
- New Terminology: Scoring v. Grading - is it time to add a new tool to our tool bag?
- Of batting averages, grading, and MVP seasons... - Are you ruled by an inaccurate grade book average?
- AFL, Art Class, and Failure Management - Does your grading practice allow for failure?
- What we WANT students to do v. What we TRAIN students to do - Do we unintentionally train students to care too much about grades?
- An AFL Homework Practice - One teacher's plan for grading HW in an AFL manner
- Why is Allen Iverson on Assessment FOR Learning? - An explanation of the video listed above
- Does AFL lead to grade inflation? - A discussion about higher grades as a result of AFL strategies
- Using AFL to Overhaul Your Grading System - ED Leadership article
- Assessing Student Performance in Online Classes - using marks for formative assessments
- Response to a Parent (from Rick Wormeli)
- Grade Like A Torpedo
- AFL Teachers Reporting Progress in an SBL Method (using PowerSchool)
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