Most schools today are reforming their grading policies and practices. Unfortunately, many find they are met with unanticipated problems and staunch resistance that result in failure of their efforts. This session describes why these schools failed and what can be done to guarantee greater likelihood for success. Procedures for implementing new reporting structures are highlighted, including standards-based and competency-based grading, together with policies and practices that should be avoided due to their negative consequences for students, teachers, parents, and schools.
Part 1. What We Know About Grading
This session will review our knowledge base on grading and reporting, outline the various purposes of grading, discuss the advantages and shortcomings of different grading methods, and describe first steps in grading reform.
Part 2. Successful Grading and Reporting Reforms
This session will focus on essential steps in successful grading and reporting reforms, discuss how to gain support from different stakeholder groups, describe procedures for addressing concerns of students and their families, and present examples of successful reform efforts.
Thomas Guskey
Thomas Guskey is professor emeritus in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. He began his career as a middle school teacher and school administrator in Chicago Public Schools. He later became the first director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, a national educational research center.

Guskey served on the National Commission on Teaching & America's Future and the task force to develop National Standards for Staff Development, has been named a fellow in the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and was awarded AERA's prestigious Relating Research to Practice Award. He was also named the 2010 Jason Millman Scholar by the Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness (CREATE). He is author or editor of 24 books and more than 250 book chapters and articles.

26th April & 3rd May 2022

Each Session is for 2 hours
New York 7:00 am | London 12:00 pm | Zurich 1:00 pm | Dubai 3:00 pm | India 4:30 pm | Hong Kong 7:00 pm
Melbourne 9:00 pm

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