Grading for equity : what it is, why it matters, and how it can transform schools and classrooms /
Joe Feldman.
First edition.
Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin, a SAGE Company, [2019]
xxviii, 266 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
1506391575, 9781506391571 (paperback ;)
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Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin, a SAGE Company, [2019]
9781506391571 (paperback ;)
contents note
Acknowledgments; Prologue: Mallory's Dilemma; Part I: Foundations; Chapter 1. What Makes Grades So Difficult to Talk About (And Even Harder to Change)?; Chapter 2. A Brief History of Grades; Part II: The Case for Change: How Traditional Grading Thwarts Effective and Equitable Teaching and Learning; Chapter 3. Traditional Grading Stifles Risk-Taking and Supports the "Commodity of Grades"; Chapter 4. Traditional Grading Hides Information, Invites Biases, and Provides Misleading Information; Chapter 5. Traditional Grading Demotivates and Disempowers; Chapter 6. A New Vision of Grading; Part III: Equitable Grading Practices; Chapter 7. Practices that Are Mathematically Accurate; Avoid Zeros; Minimum Grading; 0-4 Scale; Chapter 8. Practices that Are Mathematically Accurate; Weight More Recent Performance; Grades Based on an Individual's Achievement, Not the Group's
Chapter 9. Practices that Value Knowledge, Not Environment or Behavior; Grades Based on the Required Content of the Course, Not Extra Credit; Grades Based on Student Work, Not the Timing of the Work; Alternative (Non-Grade) Consequences for Cheating; Excluding "Participation" and "Effort"; Chapter 10. Practices that Value Knowledge, Not Environment or Behavior (Continued); Grades Based Entirely on Summative Assessments, Not Formative Assessments Such as Homework; Chapter 11. Practices that Support Hope and A Growth Mindset; Minimum Grading and 0-4 Scale (A Revisit); Renaming Grades; Retakes and Redos; Chapter 12. Practices that "Lift the Veil" on How to Succeed; Rubrics; Standards Scales and Tests Without Points; Standards-Based Gradebooks; Chapter 13. Practices that Build "Soft Skills" and Motivate Students Without Grading Them; Emphasizing Self-Regulation; Creating a Community of Feedback; Student Trackers; Chapter 14. Putting it All Together: Nick and Cathy; Epilogue: A Return to Mallory's School; Endnotes and Bibliography
"For some time, traditional (A - F) grading practices have been under fire from a wide range of stakeholder. Grading policies are wildly inconsistent from classroom to classroom, frequently misguided, uninformed, and frequently based on subjective judgments. Of even more concern, our grading practices exacerbate the achievement gap. It is well-documented that African-American and Latino students, boys, as well as special education students, are disproportionately suspended and expelled, influenced by teachers' unconscious but biased judgments of student behavior. Virtually ignored is how teachers' incorporate subjective and non-academic criteria into their grades (through criteria such as student attitude, "participation", and "effort"), and how approach to grading contributes to these same students' disproportionately high course failure rates and disproportionately low placement in advanced academic tracks"--
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-255) and index.

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