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Effective Grading Committee

In March the DAC committee, along with additional teachers, parents, board members, and administrators began the research and discussion around effective grading practices.  This team will continue to meet and make recommendations to the board of education to ensure we are using effective grading practices for all our students.  These meetings are open to the public for observation.  Please see a list of meeting dates, times, and locations below.

Purposes of the Effective Grading Committee

  • Research and understand best practices in grading and assessment.
  • Revisit current district guidance and make revisions based on research.
  • Determine professional learning needs of stakeholders around best practices.
  • Determine timeline for professional learning and implementation of any changes.

Tentative Timeline of Committee Work

Spring 2018
  • Determine purpose for grading
  • Understanding current reality
  • Understand termiology and basics of effective grading
  • Intitial communication with stakeholders
Summer 2018
  • Reseach/reading on best practices
Fall 2018
  • Determine principles for grading based on purpose and research
  • Continued communication with stakeholders
January 2019
  • Rick Wormeli presentation to staff
Spring 2019
  • Determine how learning will be represented on the report card
  • Determine implementation plan
  • Determine communication plan to stakeholders
  • Determine PD plan for administrators and teachers

Grading Purpose Statement

The purpose of grading is two-fold:

  • Provide specific, quality, and timely feedback to parents and students
  • Use data to make instructional decisions to ensure student achievement

Meeting Agendas and Materials

March 27. 2018
April 24, 2018
May 22, 2018
August 27, 2018
September 25, 2018

Upcoming Meeting Dates

All meetings will be held from 3:45-5:45pm in the Board Room at the George Daily Auditorium

  • October 30, 2018
  • November 27, 2018
  • December 18, 2018
  • January 22, 2019
  • February 26, 2019
  • March 26, 2019
  • April 23, 2019
  • May 28, 2019