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Grading Reform That Lasts

Eight Steps to Transform Your School’s Assessment Culture

By: Tom Schimmer, Megan Knight, Matt Townsley

Reform classroom-level grading practices through systems-level structures and supports. With an eight-step change framework, this book will equip administrators, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders with practical strategies and reproducible tools to enact sustainable changes in assessment and grading.

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A road map to navigate the complexities of a standards-based grading system

Grading and assessment can be emotionally charged topics, making large-scale reform to existing practices challenging. This book offers leaders a tried-and-true process to ensure a smooth transition. Grounded in eight steps for leading change, Grading Reform That Lasts offers a solid plan for administrators, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders to engineer a permanent, positive shift in the culture of grading.

This book helps K–12 leaders, teacher leaders, and administrators:

  • Contextualize the eight steps for leading change in a school setting with personal stories and applications
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders
  • Avoid common pitfalls when instituting grade reform schoolwide
  • Measure progress with chapter-by-chapter checklists
  • Access sample implementation templates
  • Learn how a guiding coalition is needed to create and communicate the vision for change

Related Topics

AssessmentLeadershipSchool Improvement

Additional Information

Product Code: BKG098, EKF643

ISBN: 9781954631656

Published By: Solution Tree

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