Equity, Inclusion, and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in English Language Arts

Creating learning experiences that supports equity, invites all students into the experience, and honors cultural responsiveness is the result of intentional planning. 

Grading for Equity in ELA: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms  
Round 1: In the English classroom, grades 6-12

Many of us grade the way we were graded as students, but some of these practices reflect mathematical inaccuracies that do not reflect student learning, unintentionally create advantages for some students and disadvantages for others, and often discourage engagement and motivation. Examining our grading procedures will help us move toward equitable and inclusive practices.

Session 1: Introduction

Session Recording  Slides 

Session 2: Foundations of Grading 

Session Recording  Slides 

Session 3: Traditional Grading and Risk-Talking 

Session Recording  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Slides 

Session 4: Traditional Grading, Biases, and Accuracy of Information

Session Recording  Part 1, Part 2 Slides 

Session 5: Grading, Motivation, and a New Vision

Session Recording Slides 

Grading for Equity in any content area: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms  
Round 2: In any classroom grades 6-12

Grading for Equity Text-based study: Syllabus 

Session 1: Foundations of grading. Session recording

Session 2: Traditions of gradingSlidesrecording

Session 3: Call for changerecording 

Session 4: Accuracy part 1Slides recording  Example of progress reports

Session 5: Accuracy part 2recording

Session 5: Bias-resistant practices part 1Chapter 9 study guideSlidesrecording 

Session 6: Bias-resistant practices part 2Chapter 10 study guide

Resources: sortable spreadsheet