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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
5 min read
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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
6 min read
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
8 min read
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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
5 min read
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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
11 min read
Assessment Opinion I've Changed How I Grade My Students. You Should, Too
My job as a teacher is to help students learn, not to use extrinsic motivation to get them to work, writes Miriam Plotinsky.
Miriam Plotinsky, February 18, 2020
4 min read
Teaching Opinion Teachers Can Implement 'Equitable Grading'
Joe Feldman, Julia Thompson, Madeline Whitaker Good, and Andrew Sharos share their ideas on how teachers can handle grading student work.
Larry Ferlazzo, November 4, 2019
15 min read
Teaching Opinion Grades Should Be a 'Feedback Tool'
Alfonso (Al) Gonzalez, Cathy Vatterott, Heather Wolpert-Gawron, and Cindy Garcia "kick off" a three-part series on best grading practices.
Larry Ferlazzo, November 3, 2019
11 min read
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Teaching Opinion 'Should Grades Be Based on Classwork?' And Other Questions We Should Stop Asking
Many of education's most common questions skip a logical step or two, warns Alfie Kohn.
Alfie Kohn, September 3, 2019
4 min read
Student Achievement Opinion Grades Are Lousy Preparation for Life
By analyzing how to judge job performance, instead of just striving for high grades, students may be better prepared to succeed when they get a real job.
Starr Sackstein, June 30, 2019
4 min read