Grading and Reporting for Educational Equity
In order to be effective and equitable, a grading and reporting system must communicate clear information to students, educators, and parents about the skills a student has mastered or the areas where they need support or more practice. However, discussions about grading systems can be highly contentious, emotionally charged, and weighed down with baggage that educators and parents all carry from their own school experiences. In this session, we will review the eight central tenets that should guide schools’ efforts to examine their grading systems. We will also explore sample policies and grading guidelines from schools that have used these tenets to successfully re-design the systems they use to score student work and report student grades in an effort to lead to more equitable outcomes.
This workshop is designed for full staff engagement, either virtually or in person, and could take place during one workshop day or two half-days. School leaders may want to have access to any school-wide grading policies, or school-based grade data.
At the Great Schools Partnership, our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to make progress in your school, district, or community. As a participant, you will:
|Grading and Reporting for Educational Equity|
|Reflections on grading and school culture|
|The tenets of grading and reporting for educational equity|
|Review examples of grading policies and practices|
|Action planning for moving toward equitable grading practices|