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Date(s) - 11/08/2014
All Day

Mission High School

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High-quality and humane school strategies are often thwarted by our grading practices. These practices—including combining achievement and non-achievement into a single letter, and using grading to motivate and punish—create such inaccuracy and variability that grades become difficult for students to understand and own (What does a “B” mean?) and inadvertently stack the deck against our most vulnerable students. This interactive workshop will help participants critically examine, and apply to their own contexts, how improved grading practices supports the teacher-as-coach and student-as-worker roles, strengthens students’ efficacy and achievement, and promotes powerful teaching.