2021 Michigan School Testing ConferenceFebruary 16 - 18, 2021
The annual Michigan School Testing Conference will take place virtually on February 16-18, 2021. The conference consists of one day for workshops (February 16) and…
In support of our mission to improve student learning and achievement for all students, we address the current circumstances facing our schools in responding to the growing public rejection of racial inequity in American society and call for societal changes that ensure equity of opportunity and safety for Black students and other people of color.
The 2020-21 ALN sessions will explore implications for teaching and assessing in virtual environments. As educators and students embrace the responsibility to impact learning in new distance, virtual, and hybrid environments necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will amplify and enhance what we know about good assessment practice and its ability to support learning.
Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms
Despite our deepest commitment to equity, many of our current grading practices are artifacts of the Industrial Revolution and actually undermine effective teaching and perpetuate achievement disparities. Equitable grading and assessment are particularly relevant during the pandemic, and how school and district leaders can support more consistent, equitable grading practices.
The session will examine current grading practices, provide an introduction to equitable grading practices, describe the quantitative and qualitative data describing the impact of current grading practices on historically underserved students.