Rethinking Letter Grades (Second Edition)


A Five-Step Process for Aligning Letter Grades to Learning Standards
by Caren Cameron | Kathleen Gregory

Grade: for all teachers
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Teachers in most schools are required to provide letter grades—even if they are philosophically opposed to the practice. In Rethinking Letter Grades, the authors offer a practical five-step process for arriving at letter grades that moves away from collecting a string of marks and calculating a grade. They examine a wide variety of assessment tools (rating scales, scoring keys, rubrics, test scores, observation records, discussion notes, symbols, portfolio collections, and more) and match the student evidence with a description of achievement. This description presents a valid picture of student achievement—one that recognizes all aspects of student performance.

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The approach acknowledges the complexity of assessment and focuses on arriving at letter grades in a way that

  • Makes clear links to learning standards
  • Promotes the use of a wide variety of evidence (both quantitative and qualitative)
  • Shows students the learning that underlies the letter grade
  • Provides a bridge between assessment for learning and assessment of learning

The second edition adheres to British Columbia draft curriculum and assessment, 2013

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