Standards-Based Learning, Assessing, Grading and ReportingWednesday, November 2, 2022
We know moving from a “traditional” grading system to one that is based on standards (and how students are achieving in relation to those standards)…
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.
Registration for MAC Reads is open to individuals as well as teams: district level, building level, or content level teams; or cross-district groups within a local ISD. Team leaders will set the schedule for meeting discussion, organize book orders, and secure a room for the webinar session with the author in September.
April 28th Webinar- Grading and Reporting in the Era of COVID-19
With featured presenter, Ken O’Connor, this webinar will support local districts and public school academies in serving students in accordance with their Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan. April 28th, 4:00-5:00pm
MAC Reads Orientation Webinar- April 28th- 5:00-6:00pm
The MAC Reads Orientation webinar will immediately follow the Grading and Reporting in the Era of COVID-19 webinar on April 28th, for MAC Reads registered participants.
Connecting to the April 28th and September 24th Webinars:
Cost (including orientation, video conference, study guide, and follow up):
About the Book: How to Grade for Learning: Linking Grades to Standards, Fourth Edition
Implement standards-based grading practices that help students succeed!
Classroom assessment and grading should help students grow and develop to their full potential, but meshing traditional grading practices with students’ achievement on standards has been difficult and daunting. Making real and lasting changes to grading practices requires both knowledge and willpower.
This 4th edition of the best-selling How to Grade for Learning provides eight guidelines for good grading, offers recommendations for practical applications, and gives solid suggestions for implementing more effective grading practices. Ken O’Connor presents the latest research on motivation, mindset, learning styles, and beliefs about fairness to inform this new edition, which includes:
An invaluable resource for helping teachers assign grades that are accurate, consistent, meaningful, and supportive of learning, this book also makes an ideal staff development resource.
Book Ordering and Downloading the Study Guide Outline:
MAC Reads 2020