The purpose of this essay is to document what works when K-12 schools implement standards-based grading through a deep dive into related literature and to suggest areas for future considerations. To ignore what others are doing and what is presented in the research literature on teaching and learning is not only inefficient, it is also irresponsible and unprofessional (Gupton, 2010). As more schools work to implement a robust teaching, learning and assessment system, K-12 teachers and administrators in the early stages of redesigning their grading practices will be looking towards the successes and struggles of early adopters in order to successfully reform grading in their own context. Similarly, researchers interested in this paradigm shift may benefit the educational community at large through building upon existing scholarship.
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Townsley, Matt and Buckmiller, Tom, "Losing As and Fs: What Works for Schools Implementing Standards-based Grading?" (2020). Faculty Publications. 3.