IMPLEMENTING EFFECTIVE GRADING AND REPORTING PRACTICES WITH THOMAS R. GUSKEYTopic: Implementing Effective Grading and Reporting Practices
Presenter: Dr. Thomas R. Guskey, Professor at the University of Kentucky, International Consultant and Author
Audience: K-12 Teachers, Principals and District Level Administrators, Building Leadership Teams and School Board Members
Dates: February 18, 2015
Double Tree by Hilton Rochester-Mayo Clinic Area
150 S. Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904
Registration: 8:00 am-8:30 am
$225 per person if you register on or before February 6, 2015
$250 per person if you register after February 6, 2015
$210 per person if a school registers with a team of 5 or more
*Price includes coffee in the morning, lunch, refreshments throughout the day and all workshop materials*
Workshop Time: 8:30 am-3:00 pm
Workshop Description: Based on his recent book On Your Mark: Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting, participants who attend this workshop will learn how to create and sustain a learning environment where students thrive and stakeholders are accurately informed of student progress. Mr. Guskey will clarify the purpose of grades, craft a vision statement aligned with this purpose, and discover research-based strategies to implement effective grading and reporting practices. He will also identify policies and practices that render grading inaccurate, and understand the role grades play in students’ future success and opportunities.
By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will:
- Learn how to question traditional grading and reporting practices, and seek more accurate practices.
- Identify the purpose of grading, and ensure school and classroom visions, practices, and policies support it.
- Implement research-based grading and reporting practices that promote accurate, useful accounts of student learning.
- Understand why traditional practices, such as grading on the curve and offering plus or minus grades, don’t fully report student academic performance.
- Examine grading and reporting policies, and make sure they support students, parents, and other stakeholders.
To register for this workshop, please call (920) 479-6504 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information taken from First Educational Resources