* 1. Select your home base level.

* 2. I include one or more of the following in grades: effort, participation, tardiness, attendance, and/or adherence to class rules.

* 3. I reduce points on work submitted late.

* 4. I give bonus points for extra credit.

* 5. I reduce grades for cheating.

* 6. I organize information in my gradebook by source: homework, quizzes, tests, labs, etc.

* 7. I communicate feedback on assessments by providing a single letter grade.

* 8. I provide detailed comments to students about strengths and weaknesses in their work.

* 9. I include performance on homework into final grades.

* 10. I keep separate track of information from formative and summative assessments.

* 11. I allow students to redo assessments without penalty if they have not done well.

* 12. I allow new evidence to replace, not simply be added to old evidence.

* 13. My students understand how grades will be calculated and what evidence will count.

* 14. The ONLY purpose for grades should be to communicate student learning as of a point in time.

* 15. One should NEVER include group scores in grades for individual students.

* 16. There should be a limit to the number of students who receive grades of A.

* 17. Assessments and grades should demonstrate how well students are doing relative to one another.

* 18. It is most accurate to base grades on the mean (average) score rather than the median (middle) or mode (most frequent) score.

* 19. Peer and self assessment should be limited to formative assessment because only teachers should assign grades.

* 20. I can design or find assessments that provide an accurate picture of student learning on particular learning targets/objectives.

* 21. I can prepare assessment plans for units that show when formative assessment and summative assessments will occur and how they interact.

* 22. I can assign grades that support learning.

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