Faced with soaring Ds and Fs, schools are ditching the old way of grading
Los Angeles Times Article on LAUSD and SDU's push to "base academic grades on whether students have learned what was expected". This article highlights the work of LAUSD Chief Academic Officer, Alison Yoshimoto-Towery, and director of A-G intervention and support, Carol Alexander. Additionally, the article describes the writing and consultancy of Joe Feldman, and that of Thomas Guskey.
Graduation Must Depend on Learning, Not Time
EdWeek op-ed summary of the recommendations of the Superintendents Alliance at the National Center on Education and the Economy, highlighting the call for a shift away from "seat hours" and toward consistent learning outcomes for students.
San Diego Unified changes grading practices to be equitable, less punitive
Academic grades will be based on how well a student knows a subject, not on factors related to behavior
Cleveland Schools Considering Bold Plan to Confront Coronavirus Learning Loss: A 'Mastery' Learning Initiative That Would Scrap Grade Levels, Let Kids Learn at Own Pace
A bold proposal in Cleveland could set the tone for how schools around the country could restart in the fall, one that takes into account students’ vastly different access to resources and remote learning during the pandemic and lets students learn at their own speed.
LA Times Editorial: Grades should measure what kids have learned. Too often, they don’t
Occasionally, public school students will come across a teacher who allows them to take a test a second time if they performed poorly on the first round.