To help all students succeed, vast changes in grading policies and scheduling are needed. In this research-based resource, the authors examine why current practices are ineffective and present an evidence-based case for a standards-based grading system. Use this book as a schoolwide study guide to ensure all staff fully understand how standards-based grading will improve the achievement of an ever-growing, diverse student population.
Part I: Assess Problems With Traditional Grading Practices
Chapter 1: Why It’s Time to Reassess
Chapter 2: Flawed Grading Practices and Policies
Chapter 3: How Poverty Creates Variables That Affect Achievement
Part II: Implement Solutions to the Problems
Chapter 4: Improve Grading Practices and Policies
Chapter 5: Effectively Address Poverty and Its Variables
Chapter 6: Rethink Scheduling
Epilogue: The Power of a Teacher
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