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It is Possible to Use Rubric Scores to Calculate Grades

In school districts measuring student success on demonstrations of learning, teachers often ask how to use rubric scores in student grades. Most often, these questions come from middle level or secondary teachers who must not only report student mastery of outcomes, but also report overall subject grades. In researching possible answers to this question, we have found that the use of rubrics is definitely advocated as a measurement tool, but …Read More

Grading Issues…The Use of Zero

One of the hardest things about teaching is having to decide a grade based on various types of assignments, assessments, and projects. Many teachers report that the job they dislike most about teaching is the determination of grades. There are as many “grading questions” as there are teaching styles, and we at Curriculum Leadership Institute (CLI) are frequently asked for advice on these issues. A question that has continued to surface …Read More