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Publications

Books

 
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How to Grade for Learning: Linking Grades to Standards

4th Edition, Corwin, Thousand Oaks, CA 2018

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Essentials for Principals: The School Leader's Guide to Grading

Solution Tree/NAESP, Bloomington, 2012

 
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Fifteen Fixes for Broken Grades: A Repair Kit

Canadian Edition, Pearson, Toronto, Ontario, 2012

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A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades

Second Edition, Pearson ATI, Boston, MA, 2011

 

Additional Books

  • A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades, ETS/ATI. Portland, OR, 2007
  • How to Grade for Learning: Linking Grades to Standards, Second Edition reprint. Corwin, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2005
  • How to Grade for Learning: Linking Grades to Standards, Second Edition, Skylight, Glenview, IL, 2002
  • The Mindful School: How to Grade for Learning, Skylight, Arlington Heights, IL, 1999
  • Quality Assessment: Fitting the Pieces Together, OSSTF, ON (with Harper and Simpson), 1999
  • Assess for Success, OSSTF, Toronto, ON (with Midwood and Simpson), 1993

Chapters

  • with Sarah Craig and Rosemary Evans, "21st century assessment: what does 'best practice look like in PYP?," in Davidson, S. and S. Carber Taking the PYP Forward: The future of the IB Primary Years Programme, John Catt, Melton, Woodbridge, 2009
  • "The Last Frontier: Tackling the Grading Dilemma," in Reeves, D. (Ed) Ahead of the Curve: The Power of Assessment to Transform Teaching and Learning, Solution Tree, Bloomington, IN, 127-145, 2007

Papers

  • "Reforming Grading Practices in Secondary Schools," Principal's Research Review, Volume 4, Issue 1, January, NASSP, Reston, VA, 2009
  • with Damian Cooper, "Communicating Student Learning: Guidelines for Schools," Manitoba Ministry of Education, Citizenship and Youth, Winnipeg, 2008
  •  “Leading Grading and Reporting,” Guide for Instructional Leaders, Guide 2. ASCD, Alexandria, VA, 2003

Quick Reference Guide

Standards-Based Grading
Quick Reference Guide

Learning Sciences International, West Palm Beach, FL., 2017


Articles

  • with Lee Ann Jung and Douglas Reeves, "Gearing Up for FAST Grading and Reporting," Kappan, Volume 99, Number 8, May, 67-71, 2018
  • with Lee Ann Jung and Douglas Reeves, “What’s Worth Fighting Against in Grading.” Educational Leadership,Volume 74, Number 8, May. 42-46, 2017
  • "A Case for Standards-Based Grading and Reporting," School Administrator, Volume 74, Number 1, January 24-28, 2017
  • with Rick Wormeli, "Effective Grading in Standards-Based Schools," Educational Leadership, Volume 69, Number 3, November, 40-44, 2011
  • "Grades - When, Why, What Impact and How?," Education Canada, Spring, 50(2), 38-41, 2010
  • with Damian Cooper, "Fair: Assessment and Grading for the 21st Century," Changing Perspectives, February, 27-31, 2009
  • with Jay McTighe, "Seven Practices for Effective Learning," Educational Leadership, Volume 63, Number 3, November, 10-17, 2005
  • "The Principals Role in Report Card Grading," NASSP Bulletin, 37-46, 2001
  • "Grading - An Exercise in Professional Judgement," Orbit, Volume 30, Number 4, 40-42, 2000
  • "Grading Guidelines: District Assessment Policy Helps Grading Support Student Learning," Schools in the Middle, December, 28-29, 1999
  • "Grading - Myth, Mystery, and Magic," Research Speaks to Teachers, SBE, April, 1-2, 1996
  • "Guidelines for Grading that Support Learning and Student Success," NASSP Bulletin, May, 91-95-2, 1995