Below is a link to a thought-provoking article that appeared in ASCD's October 2013 Education Update (Volume 55, #10). The link gives a short preview then calls for you to log in as an ASCD member. Thanks to Powell Middle School principal Jeff LaPerriere for discussing this article at our group's January 2014 PLC Self-Help Meeting
Grading systems must encourage learning or a school will not be able to keep up with the interventions needed. Romeo Public Schools has taken this message to heart and has developed a district-wide grading system that focuses on an accurate recording of student learning. Thanks to Powell Middle School principal Jeff LaPerriere for sharing this document at our November 2013 Macomb PLC meeting.
This Edunator article explains what's important in grading. Quote: "
This March 12, 2014 article from The Atlantic touts the value of standards-based grading over traditional letter grades. Dr. Mike Lonze, principal of Fraser High School, along with teachers Laura Woods and Andre Spotts addressed the Macomb PLC Self-Help Group on this topic at a prior meeting.
Click here to read and respond to the arguments made.