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Updated Edition of Bestseller

How to Grade for Learning
Linking Grades to Standards

Fourth Edition

Forewords by Garnet Hillman and Rick Stiggins



October 2017 | 392 pages | Corwin

Implement standards-based grading practices that help students succeed!
 
Classroom assessment and grading should help students grow and develop to their full potential, but meshing traditional grading practices with students’ achievement on standards has been difficult and daunting. Making real and lasting changes to grading practices requires both knowledge and willpower.
 
This 4th edition of the best-selling How to Grade for Learning provides eight guidelines for good grading, offers recommendations for practical applications, and gives solid suggestions for implementing more effective grading practices. Ken O’Connor presents the latest research on motivation, mindset, learning styles, and beliefs about fairness to inform this new edition, which includes:
 
?      Both the why’s and the how-to’s of implementing standards-based grading practices
?      48 educator contributions from nationally and internationally known educators, authors, and consultants that provide ideas and testimonials for effective assessment practices
?      Sections on hot-button issues such as academic dishonesty, extra credit, bonus points and homework
?      Additional information on utilizing levels of proficiency and eliminating the use of percentages and averaging
?      Reflective exercises and numerous tools, including rubrics, sample letters, and case studies
?      Techniques for managing grading more efficiently

 
An invaluable resource for helping teachers assign grades that are accurate, consistent, meaningful, and supportive of learning, this book also makes an ideal staff development resource.

 
 
Foreword by Rick Stiggins
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
Chapter 1. Basing Grades on Standards
 
Chapter 2. Using Performance Standards
 
Chapter 3. Grading Individual Achievement
 
Chapter 4. Sampling Student Performance
 
Chapter 5. Emphasizing More Recent Evidence
 
Chapter 6. Determining Grades
 
Chapter 7. Quality Assessment and Keeping Records
 
Chapter 8. Involving Students in Grading and Assessment
 
Chapter 9. Grading Issues
 
Chapter 10. Communicating Student Achievement
 
Chapter 11. Implementing Changes in Grading and Reporting
 
Chapter 12. The Way Ahead
 
Appendix A: A Testimonial on the Impact of Assessment and Grading for Learning
 
Appendix B: Guidelines for Grading in Standards-Based Systems
 
Appendix C: A Proposed Grading Policy
 
Appendix D: Bay District Schools Assessment Principles and Practices
 
Appendix E: NGSS Performance Expectations for a High School Chemistry Course
 
Appendix F: Ontario Achievement Chart
 
Appendix G: Letter to Parents About Student-Led Conferencing
 
Appendix H: Rubric for Sound Grading Practice
 
Appendix I: Glossary
 
References
 
Additional Resources
 
Index
Key features
  • Provides clear guidelines for creating good grades
  • Defines the purpose of each guideline
  • Illustrates with examples
  • Discusses and analyzes key elements
  • Supplies overviews of various grading programs and calculation strategies

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