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A Repair Kit For Grading – 15 Fixes for Broken Grades

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The two 8th grade math teachers decided to study the problem of grading as part of a grant partnership with the Hormel Foundation, the University of Minnesota and Austin Public Schools. Their studies introduced them to Ken O’Connor’s book A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades. O’Connor, an expert on assessment and evaluation, says that traditional grading—which takes into account many non-academic factors such as behavior and participation—isn’t necessarily a true representation of what kids really know.

O'Connor's book A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades was the topic of his day long presentation. Here are his 15 fixes - reflect on where we are as a district, building, and your own classroom practices.

15 Fixes for Broken Grades by Ken O’Connor

Books

2013 -

"Essentials for Principals: The School Leader's Guide to Grading", Solution Tree/NAESP, Bloomington IN  Purchase this book

2012 -

" Fifteen Fixes for Broken Grades: A Repair Kit" CANADIAN EDITION, Pearson, Toronto, Ontario
Purchase this book.

2011 -

A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades, Second Edition, Pearson ATI, Boston, MA. 
Purchase this book

2009 -

"How to Grade for Learning: Linking Grades to Standards", Third Edition, Corwin, Thousand Oaks, CA  Purchase this book
 

 

 

2007 -

A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades, ETS/ATI. Portland, OR  

2005 -

How to Grade for Learning: Linking Grades to Standards, Second Edition reprint. Corwin, Thousand Oaks, CA

2002 -

How to Grade for Learning: Linking Grades to Standards, Second Edition, Skylight, Glenview, IL

1999 -

The Mindful School: How to Grade for Learning, Skylight, Arlington Heights, IL

1999 -

Quality Assessment: Fitting the Pieces Together, OSSTF, ON (with Harper and Simpson)

1993 -

Assess for Success, OSSTF, Toronto, ON (with Midwood and Simpson)

A repair kit for grading : 15 fixes for broken grades

A REPAIR KIT FOR GRADING- 15 Fixes for Broken Grades A look at Grading Practices. Darin Cloninger Principal, Richlands High School Neil Hecht Assistant Principal ~ Intern , WOHS. Introductions. Presenters Participants Book. Group Activity. In Small Groups Sticky notes on chart paper - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Communicating about student achievement requires accurate, consistent and meaningful grades. Educators interested in examining and improving grading practices should ask the following questions: - Am I confident that students in my classroom receive consistent, accurate and meaningful grades that support learning? - Am I confident that the grades I assign students accurately reflect my school or district's published performance standards and desired learning outcomes? In many schools, the answers to these questions often range from "not very" to "not at all." When that's the case, grades are "broken" and teachers and schools need a "repair kit" to fix them. "A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades, 2/e "gives teachers and administrators 15 ways to make the necessary repairs.