Grading

First-grade teacher Megan Garner-Jones, left, and Principal Cynthia Eisner silent clap for their students participating remotely and in-person at School 16, in Yonkers, N.Y., on Oct. 20, 2020.
First-grade teacher Megan Garner-Jones, left, and Principal Cynthia Eisner silent clap for their students participating remotely and in-person at School 16, in Yonkers, N.Y., in October of last year.
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School & District Management From Our Research Center As Delta Variant Spreads, Twice as Many K-12 Leaders Pivot to Hybrid Learning
Twenty percent of school and district leaders now report that they’ll adopt hybrid instructional models, up from 10 percent a month earlier.

Holly Kurtz, August 9, 2021
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Assessment Opinion Q&A Collections: Assessment
Scores of educators share commentaries on the use of assessments in schools.
Larry Ferlazzo, August 2, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Using Rubrics for 'Targeted Feedback'
Three educators discuss the why's and how's of rubrics for assessment.
Larry Ferlazzo, June 13, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Rubric Do’s & Don’ts
Six educators share their thoughts on rubric use in the classroom.
Larry Ferlazzo, June 10, 2021
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Assessment Opinion Grading Has Always Been an Imperfect Exercise. COVID-19 Made It Worse
It’s hard reducing the complexity of each student’s social, emotional, and academic learning to a letter grade. Maybe we’re doing it wrong.
Lory Walker Peroff, June 1, 2021
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Reading & Literacy Opinion 'I No Longer Give Grades on Student Writing Assignments, and It's the Best Thing Ever!'
Five educators share how they have helped students motivate themselves to revise their writing.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 3, 2021
15 min read
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School & District Management Vaccine Requirements, Failing Grades, Teacher Evaluations: Our Latest Survey Results
Fifty-seven percent of teachers, principals, and district leaders oppose vaccine requirements as a condition of employment or enrollment.

Holly Kurtz, December 22, 2020
7 min read
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Student Achievement Should Schools Be Giving So Many Failing Grades This Year?
As the pandemic rages, schools are seeing a parallel surge in the numbers of students with Ds and Fs.
Stephen Sawchuk, December 11, 2020
12 min read
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of stories from the previous week that you may have missed.
November 17, 2020
8 min read
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Assessment Opinion The Accidental Education Benefits of COVID-19
We've got to end harmful testing and grading practices for good, not just pause them during the pandemic, argues Alfie Kohn.
Alfie Kohn, August 18, 2020
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Assessment Opinion The Principal Is In: A New Advice Column for Principals
"I feel like we've opened a Pandora's box of grading." Tamara McWilliams takes on this and other urgent concerns for school leaders in a new advice column.
Tamara McWilliams, July 8, 2020
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Student Well-Being Survey: COVID-19 Masks for Teachers, But Not Kids; Student Engagement Drops
New EdWeek Research Center survey examines the frustrations educators had as the school year wound down and some challenges ahead for 2020-21.
Holly Kurtz, June 29, 2020
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Teaching Opinion 6 Classroom Changes Teachers Will Make When Schools Reopen
Teaching during the pandemic is bringing home the value of fewer grades and “old people" technology, writes Gina Denny.
Gina Denny, May 18, 2020
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Assessment Grading Students During the Coronavirus Crisis: What's the Right Call?
Schools are wrestling with how to handle grading in a remote learning environment when not all students have reliable access to resources.
Stephen Sawchuk, April 1, 2020
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