SMART Goals - 15 Fixes for Broken Grades
Educators interested in examining and improving grading practices should ask the following questions:

  • Am I confident that students in my classroom receive consistent, accurate and meaningful grades that support learning?
  • Am I confident that the grades I assign students accurately reflect my school or district's published performance standards and desired learning outcomes?

The "fixes" in the title include four categories that reflect common grading challenges: distorted achievement, low-quality or poorly organized evidence, inappropriate grade calculation and linking grades more closely to student learning.