2020 has been remarkable for its need to make sudden shifts. When schools shifted to remote learning in March, one big question was how to grade during distance learning when our standard classroom practices didn’t always translate smoothly to our remote classrooms.
In Search of More Equitable Grading began with a discussion of what we need and became a plan for professional learning. Through the summer of 2020, Maine educators participated in a text-based study of Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms by Joe Feldman. After five sessions that explored the first half of the book, educators worked in small teams to study grading equity issues and practices to provide solutions.
Listen to how educators have pledged to change their practices in the coming year. Click here for a brief video. Then, check out the meeting videos and slides from the study series.
Session 1: Foundations of Grading
Session 2: Traditional Grading and Risk-Taking
Session 3: Traditional Grading, Biases, and Accuracy of Information
Session 4: Traditional Grading, Motivation, and a New Vision
Pillars: Small Group Study of Accuracy, Bias, and Motivation
Take a deep dive into the principles and practices that assure accuracy, eliminate bias, and inspire learning.