Author: Ken O'Connor

Ken O’Connor is an independent consultant on grading and reporting. He has been a staff development presenter in 47 states in the USA, 9 provinces and one territory in Canada, and in 24 countries outside North America, He is the author of Standards-based Grading Quick Reference Guide, LSI, 2017: How to Grade for Learning: K-12, Fourth Edition, Corwin, 2018: The School Leaders Guide to Grading, Solution Tree, 2013, and A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades. Second Edition, Pearson, 2011.

No, It Is Not the “The End of Grades”

by Ken O’Connor, author of The Standards-Based Grading Quick-Reference Guide. Sue Brookhart says that “in a perfect world, there would be no grades –at least, not as we know them now (i.e., traditional A-F grades based on averaging).”1 I agree with her, but I disagree with a recent blog post