The School Leader's Guide to Grading

The School Leader's Guide to Grading

By: Ken O'Connor

Ensure your schools grading procedures are supportive of learning, accurate, meaningful, and consistent. Improve effectiveness in supporting assessment and communicating student achievement.

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The School Leader's Guide to Grading

Ensure your school's grading procedures are supportive of learning, accurate, meaningful, and consistent. Discover how the “seven essential Ps” can improve your effectiveness in supporting assessment and communicating student achievement. You will also learn how to avoid inaccurate grades caused by penalties for lateness or academic dishonesty; extra credit; group rather than individual work; and marking down for attendance.

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  • Understand what constitutes high-quality feedback.
  • View grade and report cards that embody best practices.
  • Increase your knowledge of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) standards.
  • Learn how to control for bias in your assessment practices.

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Additional Information

Product Code: BKF553

ISBN: 9781935542520

Published By: Solution Tree, National Association of Elementary School Principals

Page Count: 112

“The author encourages school leaders to be the keepers of the vision, as well as coaches and guides, as they implement the paradigm shift in grading in our schools. Chapter 4 on performance standards is a must-read.”

Becca Lindahl, Professional Learning and Leadership Consultant, Heartland Area Education Agency 11, Johnston, Iowa

“Ken O’Connor sets out clearly and concisely the very least school administrators need to understand about grading and examines the principal’s leadership role at all levels of reform: from policy to procedure to classroom practice—including the alignment of these in the context of the Common Core. This is a ‘must have’ resource for school-based administrators.”

Damian Cooper, consultant and author of Redefining Fair: How to Plan, Assess, and Grade for Excellence in Mixed-Ability Classrooms

“This book provides exceptionally thoughtful, thorough, and practical tips on grading practices for teachers and administrators interested in aligning with school mission and established standards.”

Jay McTighe, consultant and co-author of Understanding by Design and Schooling by Design

“Ken O’Connor’s grading principles focus classroom teachers’ efforts on using grading practices in a meaningful manner to support student learning. . . .This practical guide provides principals with the knowledge and tools they need to support teachers and provide guidance on issues related to the evaluation of student knowledge.”

Patricia Schenck, Academic Program Coordinator, Educator Preparation, Gulf Coast State College, Panama City, Florida

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