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Articles on Grading from Educational Leadership

Five Obstacles to Grading Reform by Thomas Guskey Effective Grading Practices by Douglas B. Reeves Making the Grade: What Benefits Students? by Thomas R. Guskey Can We Get Beyond Letter Grades? by M. Jon Dean   Advertisements

My SBG Pitch

A maths teacher blogs about talking to his/her administrator about starting SBG in his/her classroom.

Tips from Robert J Marzano

Robert J Marzano appears to be the guru on this subject. Here are tips from Marzano’s 2010 book Formative Assessment & Standards Based Grading. I haven’t got my hands on a copy of the book so these online tips are all I have to go on. They look thought provoking. However I have opted a … Continue reading

Seven Reasons for Standards-Based Grading

An  Education Leadership article giving a rationale for SBG “If your grading system doesn’t guide students toward excellence, it’s time for something completely different.”

Positive things about my first experience with SBG?

I’ll start with 4 On the whole, the kids picked up on the concept of SBG very quickly. Even though on that first introduction session there were great looks of uncertainty and puzzlement I was very pleased how quickly they started to run with this crazy new scheme. Their feedback was very positive. One thing … Continue reading

The Trial

After spending my Easter/Spring/Hot season break getting all enthusiastic about moving into SBG for next school year I stepped back. I suddenly thought that  I was just about to change to a new unit in my Physics classes, one final one for the year. I had a look at my list of learning objectives and … Continue reading