Standards Based Education Philosophy Resources
Scriffiny, Patricia. “Seven Reasons for Standards-Based Grading“. Educational Leadership, October 2008.
Summary: This short article by a high school math teacher outlines her reasoning for changing her grading practices to guide students toward excellence.
Marzano & Schmoker, “Realizing the Promise of Standards-Based Education“.Educational Leadership, March, 1999.
Summary: This short article provides a list of the “Perils” of standards-based grading.
Marzano, Robert J.. “How and Why Standards Can Improve Student Achievement: A Conversation with Robert J. Marzano“.Educational Leadership, Sept. 2001.
Summary: This short interview covers broad topics of standards-based grading.
O’Connor, Ken, “Making the Grades -Ensure Accuracy, Meaning, Consistency, and Support for Learning.” Educational Leadership.
Summary: This very short article talks about grades being supportive of learning.
Mellon, Ericka. “Houston-area distrcts sue over grading policy“. Houston Chronicle Nov. 19, 2009.
Summary: This article is about a school district and the use of fifty percent for an “F” rather than zero percent.
Educational Testing Service Canada, “One school’s journey in educational improvement“. Educational Testing Se. March 23, 2010.
Summary: This article discusses assessment as part of the IB Program.
Toppo, Greg. “Teachers are key for students who like learning and remain curious“. USA Today. July 5, 2009.
Summary: This article discusses engaging students during the day.
Sparks, Dennis. “Assessment without victims: An interview with Rick Stiggins“. National Staff Development Council. Spring, 1999.
Summary: Although a little old, this article is a thoughtful interview with Rick Stiggins about assessment in the classroom.
O’Connor & McTighe, “Seven Practices for Effective Learning”. EdTech Leaders. Nov. 2005.”
Summary: This article goes beyond standards and assessment to include feedback and self-assessment.
Wormeli, Rick. Fair Isn’t Always Equal: Assessing & Grading in the Differentiated Classroom. Portland, Maine: Stenhouse Publishers, 2006.
Stiggins, Rick, Arter Judith, and Chappuis Jan and Steve. Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing it Right — Usng it Well. USA: Education Testing Service, 2006.
Marzano, Robert J.. Transforming Classroom Grading. Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD – McREL, 2000.
Marzano, Robert J., and Haystead Mark W. Making Standards Useful in the classroom. Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD, 2008.
Marzano, Robert J.. Classroom Assessment & Grading that Work. Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD, 2006.
Arter, Judith A., and Chappuis Jan. Creating & Recognizing Quality Rubrics. Portland, Oregon: Educational Testing Service, 2006.
O’Connor, Ken. How to Grade for Learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2002.
O’Connor, Ken. A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades. Portland, OR: Educational Testing Service, 2007.
Rick Wormeli – One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, a national educational consultant and author. Resources and videos that accompany his book, Fair Isn’t Always Equal-Assessing & Grading in the Differentiated Classroom(2006), can be found at http://www.stenhouse.com/fiae/ (Registration Required)
Ken O’Connor – International speaker and author on Standards-Based Grading.
Robert J. Marzano – International speaker, author and researcher.
Rick Stiggins – Specializes in assessment. His website has links to his journal articles for printing and reading.