How to Grade for Learning

Book Study

How to Grade for Learning - by Ken O'Connor

Do grades really motivate students to learn? If they do not, what does? Ken O'Connor updates his eight models to assist teachers in designing and conducting grading practices that help students feel more in control of their academic success.


This book study will meet at CESA 10 in the Teleconference Center on the following dates:

  • February 4, 2016
  • February 16, 2016
  • February 25, 2016


There will also be self-paced, online participation.


Learning outcomes include:

  1. Teachers will understand the benefit of student involvement in assessment.
  2. Teachers will understand the components of effective assessment and reporting.
  3. Teachers will become aware of several inefficiencies of traditional grading.


Each participant in this blended book study will be responsible for purchasing a copy of the 2nd or 3rd edition of How to Grade for Learning, by Ken O'Connor prior to February 4, 2016.


One graduate credit is available for this course through St. Mary's University for $140. Please indicate in the notes section during registration if you will be taking this course for credit.

The full-cost, non-consortium rate for this event is $350. (You must purchase the 2nd or 3rd edition of the book, How to Grade for Learning, by Ken O'Connor, on your own.)


Title II is the sponsoring consortium for this event. The following districts should enter discount code Title 2 when prompted during registration: Abbotsford, Altoona, Augusta, Bloomer, Bruce, Cadott, Colby, Cornell, Eau Claire, Eleva-Strum, Flambeau, Gilman, Gilmanton, Granton, Greenwood, Lake Holcombe, Loyal, Mondovi, Neillsville, New Auburn, Osseo-Fairchild, Owen-Withee, Spencer, Stanley-Boyd, and Thorp.


The Title II consortium discounted rate to attend this event is $0. (You must purchase the 2nd or 3rd edition of the book, How to Grade for Learning, by Ken O'Connor, on your own.)