We define alternative grading as an inclusive continuum of practices focused on four key aspects:
- clearly communicating content standards and expectations,
- providing helpful student feedback,
- using grades/marks to indicate progress, and
- supporting the revision, resubmission, or reattempts of student work, without penalty.
If you align to any of these practices, please join us in expanding and supporting this community through the connections and networks and opportunities for collaboration on this page.
Discussion Forums - TeaTime
A monthly opportunity to share, network, and grow your practice with alternative grading.
- Welcome & introductions via chat
- Pain points for support
- Topic of the month
- End on wins
Scheduled Tea Times and Topics
This 4-day, 30-hour, intensive training course is a boot-camp style experience to quickly equip instructors with the research, tools, and time to implement a more effective grading system.
This 4-day, 30-hour, intensive training course is a boot-camp style experience to quickly equip teachers with the research, tools, and time to implement a more effective grading system.
Grading for Growth – blog run by Dr. David Clark and Dr. Robert Talbert.
Mastery Grading/Resources – is a collection of a variety of resources related to Mastery Grading.
A Beginner’s Guide to Standards Based Grading – a great introduction by Dr. Kate Owens
PRIMUS special issue on Mastery Grading – A collection of articles on mastery grading in math (sometimes behind a paywall, check your Library for access)
Join the Alternative Grading Slack Space for an more private field of engagement.