Grading Practices

During the 2013-2014 school year, the Literacy and Curriculum Council at Southwest Middle School worked to develop grading practices that would help our students be successful in the 21st century classroom. Included below are the Grading Practices at Southwest Middle School along with some of the research and articles used to develop them.

Grading Practices at SWMS.pdf

Articles Used to Help Develop Grading Practices

Five Obstacles to Grading Reform

Grades That Show What Students Know

How Grading Reform Changed Our School

How I Broke My Own Rule and Learned to Give Retests

No Penalties for Practice

Redos and Retakes Done

Right Reporting

Student Learning

Starting the Conversation About


Taking the Grading Conversation Public

The Case Against Grades