Join our featured presenter, Myron Dueck, and moderator, Kristin Plessel, for a timely discussion on Poverty, Pressure, and Parents: How grading and assessment decisions can make things better…or worse.
Poverty is a reality for countless students and their families, and too often our grading and assessment policies and practices in the classroom further exacerbate the challenges they face.
Many students take on an array of activities and responsibilities from clubs and sports to humanitarian efforts, only to struggle under an immense strain to perform at a top level.
Considering the diversity of our communities of learners, we are forced to consider how grading and assessment routines might be changed to improve the educational outlook for students who live in challenging situations. Explore how changes to traditional grading and assessment structures can help students overcome the hurdles imposed by poverty, the pressure of activities and academics, and other complexities.
Key outcomes include:
- Review and examine research around the effects of poverty and stress on student achievement.
- Consider the negative effects of traditional forms of grading and assessment on students living in difficult situations.
- Examine replacement routines to homework, assessment and grading decisions that improve student disposition, especially those considered to be ‘at-risk’.
About Myron Deck...
For 23 years, Myron Dueck has worked as an educator and administrator. Through his current district position, as well as working with educators around the world, he continues to develop grading, assessment, and reporting systems that give students a greater opportunity to show what they understand, adapt to the feedback they receive, and play a significant role in reporting their learning.
Dueck has been a part of administrative teams, district groups, school committees, and governmental bodies in both Canada and New Zealand sharing his stories, tools, and first-hand experiences that have further broadened his access to innovative ideas. He is the author of the bestselling book Grading Smarter, Not Harder and the new Giving Students a Say.
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