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Assessment Commentary What Traditional Classroom Grading Gets Wrong
It's time to make grades bias-resistant and fairer, writes Joe Feldman. Four key aspects of equitable grading can help.
Joe Feldman, January 23, 2019
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Student Well-Being Is Your Child Showing Grit? School Report Cards Rate Students' Soft Skills
As more schools size up students on nonacademic skills such as grit and responsible decisionmaking, it's a challenge to make the feedback useful—and understandable—for parents.
Evie Blad, May 30, 2017
7 min read
Assessment Commentary Grading Standards Can Elevate Teaching
An accurate and fair grading system empowers teachers and students while also building trust, writes Joe Feldman.
Joe Feldman, November 12, 2014
6 min read
Student Well-Being New Character Report Cards Rate Students on 'Grit'
The KIPP charter school network and other schools are testing student report cards designed to measure key character traits.
Sarah D. Sparks, June 2, 2014
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Assessment Commentary Why Grades Should Reflect Mastery, Not Speed
Schools need to change their grading to truly reflect students' comprehension of subjects, Ryan McLane writes.
Ryan Mclane, June 3, 2013
5 min read
School Climate & Safety States Use School Score Cards to Target Climate Problems
Under a federal grant program, 11 states are using student surveys and select data to monitor and address issues around safety, discipline, and engagement.
March 26, 2013
8 min read
Assessment Nev. Students Accused of Hacking Network to Change Grades
Authorities in Pahrump, Nev., have arrested 13 people as part of an investigation into students' hacking into a school computer system to change class grades.
Mcclatchy-tribune, June 15, 2011
1 min read
Special Education Letter Clarifies Report Rules for Disabilities
School districts can refer to a student’s disability or special education status on report cards, but should generally not do so on transcripts, new federal guidance says.
Christina A. Samuels, October 24, 2008
3 min read
The grades Texas students earn in music and other elective courses would not count in their grade point averages under a proposal to create a statewide formula for calculating GPAs. These students at Martin High School in Arlington, Texas, are shown in a 2006 rehearsal.
The grades Texas students earn in music and other elective courses would not count in their grade point averages under a proposal to create a statewide formula for calculating GPAs. These students at Martin High School in Arlington, Texas, are shown in a 2006 rehearsal.
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Federal Texas Move to Tighten GPA Formula Sparks Backlash
A formula that all high schools would have to use to calculate GPAs is encountering strong resistance from educators who fear it could discourage teenagers from taking challenging courses.
Catherine Gewertz, September 29, 2008
5 min read
Assessment Grade-Fixing Charges Hit Acclaimed School
A nationally recognized San Diego charter school has been hit by charges that school officials improperly changed student grades.
Scott J. Cech, January 2, 2008
4 min read
Assessment Commentary Grade Inflation: High Schools’ Skeleton in The Closet
Perry A. Zirkel looks at the negative effects of grade inflation, and the No Child Left Behind Act's hand in perpetuating the problem.
Perry A. Zirkel, March 27, 2007
6 min read
Assessment Commentary Course-Credit Inflation?
As enrollment in advanced courses has expanded to include a large percentage of the student population, troubling evidence has accumulated that high percentages of students receiving credit for these courses are not learning the content implied by their course titles, the authors argue.
Chrys Dougherty, Lynn Mellor & Shuling Jian, September 6, 2006
7 min read
Assessment Tracking U.S. Trends
Besides updating key statistics, Technology Counts for the first time assigns letter grades to the states on leadership in three core areas of technology policy and practice: access, use, and capacity.
5 min read
Assessment Idaho Studies Minimum GPA for High School Admission
Simply completing the 8th grade might not be enough to make it to high school in Idaho.
Linda Jacobson, November 1, 2005
3 min read