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 →

Resources & Prompts for the #TxEduChat on “Learning Beyond Letter Grades”

I’m excited to guest host the #TxEduChat tonight at 8:00 PM CST (2/15/15) on the topic of “Learning Beyond Letter Grades.” For those who are participating, I’ve put together a Continue Reading →

Earning, Learning & the Currency of Schools

“Congratulations! You earned an ‘A+’!” “You have all worked hard and earned these diplomas.” “You gave me an ‘A’?” “No. I didn’t give you an ‘A’. You earned it.” We Continue Reading →

Letter Grades in 5 Contexts: What do Students Have in Common with Beef & Bonds?

Letter grades remain the dominant technology for documenting “quality” in multiple contexts today. Comparing those contexts might offer a few insight about their benefits and limitations in schools. Below is Continue Reading →