One Teachers Journey Testing Out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades — Fix 15

Posted by: Morgan Whitehouse
Published: Saturday July 7th , 2018

Fix 15: Don’t leave students out of the grading process. Involve students; they can and should play key roles in assessment and grading and promote achievement. Brilliant.  Happy to end this journey on a positive note note.  In my last post I was questioning leaving my students more “in the dark” so to speak about […]

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One Teachers Journey Testing Out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades — Fix 14

Posted by: Morgan Whitehouse
Published: Thursday July 5th , 2018

Fix 14: Don’t summarize evidence accumulated over time when learning is developmental and will grow with time and repeated opportunities; in those instances, emphasize more recent achievement Have I mentioned that this book is amazing, and the lessons summarized are both intuitive and overwhelming all at the same time? I have dove in the deep […]

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One Teachers Journey Testing Out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades — Fix 13

Posted by: Morgan Whitehouse
Published: Monday July 2nd , 2018

Fix 13:  Don’t use information from formative assessments and practice to determine grades; use only summative evidence. I think I have mentioned this before, but I promise I am not looking ahead; I just mentioned this yesterday! If it was me learning something new I would only want summative evidence to determine my grade.  If […]

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One Teachers Journey Testing Out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades — Fix 12

Posted by: Morgan Whitehouse
Published: Sunday July 1st , 2018

Fix 12: Don’t include zeros in grade determination when evidence is missing or as punishment; use alternatives, such as reassessing to determine real achievement or use “I” for Incomplete or Insufficient Evidence Ok readers, here we go, the final few fixes.  Ironically I feel a little like my students do this time of year, in […]

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One Teachers Journey Testing Out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades — Fix 11

Posted by: Morgan Whitehouse
Published: Friday June 29th , 2018

Fix 11: Don’t rely only on the mean; consider other measures of central tendency and use professional judgment Good morning.  I was feeling guilty because I wanted this done by the end of June, and darn it, it’s not looking optimistic.  Oh well, good to do some professional development over the summer months. Thankfully this […]

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One Teachers Journey Testing Out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades — Fix 10

Posted by: Morgan Whitehouse
Published: Thursday June 21st , 2018

Fix 10: Don’t rely on evidence gathered using assessments that fail to meet standards of quality; rely only on quality assessments Haha, maybe the end of the school year wasn’t the best time to attempt these 15 fixes.  Ok, yes, challenge accepted. I will only accept quality assignments. Quality for one, however, can be mediocre […]

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One Teachers Journey Testing Out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades — Fix 9

Posted by: Morgan Whitehouse
Published: Tuesday June 19th , 2018

Fix 9: Compare students achievement to pre-set standards, not to each other. Haha, this one makes me laugh.  This makes me think of one of my Science 10’s, whose assignments could be the answer keys.  In fact they are better than the answer key because her printing is neater than mind. In the spectrum of […]

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One Teachers Journey Testing Out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades — Fix 7

Posted by: Morgan Whitehouse
Published: Sunday June 17th , 2018

Fix 7: Don’t organize information in grading records by assessment method, or simply summarize into a single grade; organize and report evidence by standard / learning goal Ok, for anybody out there reading this, I would love to see how you do this.  I struggle with this. I have heard that I need to try […]

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One Teachers Journey Testing Out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades — Fix 6

Posted by: Morgan Whitehouse
Published: Thursday June 14th , 2018

Fix 6:  Don’t include group scores in grade, use only individual achievement evidence. I have to say, I am not looking ahead in the book, but I’m a little bit proud of myself.  I haven’t actually got to try out any new fix or strategy yet; so far I do all of the fixes Ken […]

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One Teachers Journey Testing Out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades — Fix 5

Posted by: Morgan Whitehouse
Published: Wednesday June 13th , 2018

Fix 5: Don’t include attendance in grade determination, report absences separately. Whoa boy… I better give this one some thought.  First off, I don’t. But this is similar to my post about docking late marks, and, now that I reflect, marking effort.  I don’t mark effort. I don’t dock marks for lates. I don’t include […]

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