Recently I was able to spend two days in Fort Nelson, BC, with a group of dedicated high school educators. They were taking time to reflect on what was working in terms of grading and reporting as well as what was not working. Like other high school educators, they are serving students whose needs are changing rapidly. Using classroom assessment in the service of student learning, while being respectful of the curricula they teach and the policies under which they work, is a challenge.
To read more about the top 7 questions high school teachers may consider when reporting, go to Anne’s most recent blog.
You might find these books helpful: A Fresh Look at Grading and Reporting in High Schools (for teachers) and Transforming Schools and Systems Using Assessment: A Practical Guide (for leaders). You can also join our FREE members’ site here for more helpful resources on this topic.
All our best,
Anne, Sandra, and Brenda