Beyond The Grade: Refining Practices That Boost Student Achievement - A Study Guide For Switching To Standards-based Grading To Foster Growth Mindset And Promote Equity In Learning
Beyond the Grade: Refining Practices That Boost Student Achievement - a Study Guide for Switching to Standards-based Grading to Foster Growth Mindset and Promote Equity in Learning
The current grading system does not provide equal opportunity for low-income students and that leads to grade inflation, high dropout rates, productivity loss, and more.
To help all students succeed, and promote equity in learning, vast changes in grading policies and scheduling are needed. In this research-based resource, the authors examine why current grading practices are ineffective for fostering a growth mindset, including the effect poverty has on student achievement. Beyond the Grade present an evidence-based case for switching to an equitable, standards-based grading system that improves student achievement for diverse student populations.
Use this book as a schoolwide study guide to ensure all staff fully understand the school variables that can influence student motivation and enhance achievement for all learners.
- Ascertain the school variables that can influence student motivation and enhance achievement, including absenteeism, early literacy education, and more.
- Explore the disadvantages of traditional grading practices and the advantages that come from the equity of implementing standards-based grading practices.
- Receive guidance on providing students with the extra time and help...