Today’s ASCD Express featured a link to a “new voice,” Ken O’Connor, on grading for learning.
Ken is not exactly a new voice. He wrote his first grading piece for the NASSP Journal (National Association of Secondary School Principals) in 1995, and I had the great fortune to take a two-day ASCD Institute on “grading for learning” from Ken in Albuquerque, NM, in May of 2000.
Here is Ken’s summary of grading concepts that will help more students succeed in school.
Ken’s grading and assessment concepts should be part of every teacher’s toolkit.
BTW, if you’d like to see how I melded my philosophy with Ken’s principles, click here and scroll down to my grading guidelines that I wrote in 2000.