How to Grade and Report for Learning - 2023 and beyond With Ken O’Connor
16th & 17th September, 2023
Grading is one of the most difficult things that teachers do, and it is also what many teachers least like doing but, except in relatively few schools, subject grades are required, especially in middle and high schools. A major challenge this school year and beyond is to ensure that grading supports learning, not just the accumulation of points and grade grubbing.
This workshop will address these issues through describing and discussing how using the fifteen fixes for broken grades can make grades consistent, accurate, supportive of learning and meaningful this year and beyond. Consideration will be given to concerns about the purpose of grades and the impact of country and school culture on expectations about grades and how grading may impact college admission.
For some the workshop will affirm their current approaches, for some it may suggest the need for fine tuning, and for some it may challenge their current methods and suggest the need for significant revisions.
- recognise the need to critically examine established grading and reporting practices;
- consider the “why” of grading” (the Seven P’s of grading);
- understand the what and how of effective grading practices (standards as the base, performance standards as levels, supporting the learning process, separating achievement from behaviour, the quality of assessment, and how grades should be determined);
- identify the key words in mission statements and the practical implications of those words considering school and country culture;
- know how to deal with hot button issues (e.g., AI, late and missing “work,” academic dishonesty and homework);
- consider directions for their school in 2023 and beyond
- engage in deep conversations for the purposes of networking, sharing of ideas, and actively learning from each other throughout the workshop.
- Open to EARCOS & Non-EARCOS Member Schools.
- Registration for all participants is $200/- per participant.
- Limited seats available.
People to contact in case of queries:
- Shefali Jhaveri: email@example.com
- J'nelle Bobb-Semple: firstname.lastname@example.org