For those looking for more information on Fair and Equitable Grading Practices, the following resources are recommended:

Resources and Readings:


A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades by Ken O’Connor addresses four areas of grading and assessing practices from the perspective of 15 specific “don’ts.”

Fair is Not Always Equal: Assessing & Grading in the Differentiated Classroom by Rick Wormeli addresses four conceptual areas of grading and assessing with strategies for application and implementation.

Grading Smarter, Not Harder by Myron Dueck addresses five areas of grading and assessing from a practical viewpoint using authentic questions, scenarios, and student voice to illustrate his points.

On Your Mark by Thomas Guskey addresses eight areas of grading and assessing, including some of the traditional beliefs and practices that impede change.

Rethinking Grading: Meaningful Assessments for Standards-based Learning by Cathy Vatterott addresses five overarching areas of grading and assessing from a philosophical/pedagogical angle.