grading assessing online student work

Pleased to share this recent project, commissioned by Blackbaud and Whipple Hill.

Assessment has long been a focal point for me and my work, but in the last two years, I’ve also been increasingly engaged with questions of how schools and educators can strengthen grading as a key component of a broader assessment philosophy and strategy.  It’s been a pleasure to present and consult to several faculties and schools on this topic recently, and I’m delighted to have had this opportunity to write up some of my thoughts in this new short publication.

Although this free 36 page illustrated ebook, which can be downloaded over at Blackbaud K-12, is written particularly for educators in online learning environments, many of the concepts and strategies are nevertheless pertinent and applicable to conventional classrooms as well.

Many thanks to the many online learning experts who provided very valuable input to this project:

  • Corinne Dedini, Online School for Girls
  • Mike Gwaltney, Oregon Episcopal School, (and formerly Online School for Girls)
  • Elizabeth Helfant, Mary Institute and Country Day School (MO) & Global Online Academy
  • Amy Hollinger, Global Online Academy
  • Eric Hudson, Global Online Academy
  • Brad Rathgeber, Online School for Girls
  • Connie White, Woodward Academy (GA)