A Repair Kit for Grading

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A Repair Kit for Grading

Ken O'Connor (Author), Rick Wormeli (Foreword)

Communicating about student achievement requires CALM grades- grades that are consistent, accurate, learning-focused and meaningful. To meet these four conditions, educators need to ask several essential questions. To what extent am I confident that students in my school/district receive grades that are consistent, accurate, learning-focused and meaningful? 2. To what extent am I confident that the grades I determine for my students accurately reflect my school/district's published learning goals and performance standards? 3. To what extent am I confident that what I do in grading is aligned with and contributes to my school/district's mission, vision and goals? These questions are answered thoroughly and in-depth in this 3rd edition of 15 Fixes for Broken Grades and the Discussion and Repair Guide.

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About the Author

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Ken O'Connor has been an independent consultant on assessment and evaluation from 1996 to present. He has been a staff development presenter and facilitator on assessment, grading and reporting in 33 states and 7 provinces and 5 countries outside North America. His teaching career included experience as a geography teacher and department head at L'Amoreaux C.I. and Maplewood High School in Scarborough, Ontario, and teaching at four schools in Toronto and Melbourne, Australia (Grade 7 - 12). Ken was a Curriculum Coordinator responsible for Student Assessment and Evaluation for the Scarborough Board of Education and then the Toronto District School Board. He has also worked as a consultant on Secondary Assessment at the Ontario Ministry of Education. 

Ken is the author of The School Leader's Guide to Grading and a contributor of Ahead of the Curve.