Is Your District Changing its Grading Policy? Here’s the Real Reason Why


I don’t even know where to start with grades anymore. I think they used to mean something, although looking back to my high school years I can’t really be sure. I know they don’t mean much when I assign them to my students. Yeah, sure, they tell me something about the point collection a student has managed to obtain- but does that represent learning? Not really.

Here, Emily Talmage discusses the new (and are they even really that anymore?) waves in assessing- competency- and standards- based grading.