Equity and Grading: Principles, Myth-Busting, and Practicalities X

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 8/14/2021 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 8/14/2021 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 3
Agency Contact: Kristin Galle
Agency Assistant: Kate Hennessy 608-822-2149
Location: CESA 3
1300 Industrial Drive
Fennimore, WI 53809
Facility: Conference Room C/D
8/16/2021 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
8/17/2021 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
10/19/2021 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
10/20/2021 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Responsive, equitable teaching is a nice idea, but what happens when it comes to grading students? Being sensitive to different readiness levels, interests, and learning challenges while holding students accountable for the same standards can be a challenge.  What's fair and leads to real student learning?  Join us for a candid look at the principles and practices of accurate, ethical, and equitable grading. Specifically, we’ll do a deep dive into what grades mean, alternative assessments, becoming evidentiary, avoiding conflation and inflation, formative vs. summative assessments in grading (or not), averaging or not, disaggregation, zeroes on the 100-point scale turned into minimum F’s, marking homework, handling late work, setting up the gradebook, descriptive feedback techniques, re-learning/re-assessing policies, using or not using extra credit, marking group projects, grading students identified as needing special education services, student agency (voice and choice), and much more. We’ll present the “why” as well as the, “how,” in grading - all while maintaining actionable diligence regarding equity concerns and modern teaching.  Affirming to some, radical to others, these elements are all dedicated to busting current myths about grading, removing barriers to real learning and achievement for all students, and building students’ self-efficacy. Since assessment and grading practices imbue practically everything else we do in the classroom, this becomes a truly transforming experience. Don’t miss it!


Cost: $2500 per team (4 or More)

Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #3 at least two weeks prior to the scheduled event to cancel and receive a full refund of your registration fee. Cancellations not received at least two weeks prior to the registered event will be charged the full registration fee. CESA #3 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot. Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated. CESA #3 is handicapped accessible.