Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Complexity of School Change

We talk about the education system all the time.  When we do, our mental images can look like organizational flow charts representing school and district structures.  Students answer to teachers, who answer to administrators, who communicate with the central office, … Continue reading

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Why a Paradigm Shift Around Classroom Grading Practice is Necessary: Moving Towards Standards-Based Grading and Reporting

by Andrew Jones Introduction This issue brief focuses on (1) the problem with the “traditional” grading system in K-12 schools, (2) the benefits of a standards-based grading philosophy, and (3) the issues with implementing school & district wide grading systems. … Continue reading

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