Building a Better Assessment Future 2022August 3 - 4, 2022
Why Build a Better Assessment Future? More than at any other time in recent history, educators and policymakers recognize the need to provide an education…
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.
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.