Thoughts on Grading

A grade represents a valid and undiluted indicator of what a student knows and is able to do - mastery.

"When schools improve grading policies - for example, by disconnecting grades from behavior - student achievement increases and behavior improves dramatically." - Doug Reeves

"Grades are not compensation. Grades are communication: They are an accurate report of what happened." - Rick Wormeli

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Wormeli: Standards Based Grading

Rick Wormeli: Standards-Based Grading

Wormeli: Gradebooks

Rick Wormeli: Gradebooks

10 Grading Approaches to Avoid (from Fair Isn't Always Equal)

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Books to Read

Articles to Read

Videos to Watch

Rick Wormeli: How Much Should Homework Count?
Rick Wormeli: On Late Work
One man's journey to work on the dumbest/coldest day in Chicago