10 Must Read Books About Letter Grades in School

I don’t like letter grades. I’m convinced that we can do better by students with new and different perspectives on assessment, grading, and measurement in education. I start out with Continue Reading →

A Tale of a Great Teacher and the Grade Awakening

Karen set high standards for her high school biology students and she expected them to meet those standards. Little did she know that this would be the year of her Continue Reading →

Do Students and Parents Care More About Grades than Learning?

Do students and parents care more about grades than learning? What about teachers and administrators? This is my continued reflection on Will Richardson’s 9 Elephants in the Class(Room) That Should Continue Reading →

The Ill-Defined Alphabet Soup of Letter Grades in Schools

What does a letter grade mean? Scan a dozen school handbooks or University course catalogs and you will find a largely consistent definition for letter grades. A = Superior B Continue Reading →