On October 18th and 19th, teachers and administrators at CIS participated in professional development on the topic of grading for learning. Our visiting consultant, Ken O'Connor, kindly agreed to record a podcast for our parents, in which he responds to frequently asked questions about progressive grading practices, including standards-based grading.
Ken O'Connor is a former Curriculum Coordinator with the Scarborough Board of Education in Ontario, Canada. He is an expert on grading and reporting with a particular emphasis on using these techniques to improve student achievement through student involvement. With over twenty years of teaching experience in secondary schools in Australia and Ontario, he has presented hundreds of workshops for teachers at every grade level and is the author of the very successful How to Grade for Learning. You can learn more about Ken and his work on his website.