DATE:  July18, 2018

TIME:  8:30 am to 1:00 pm

LOCATION:  AHS

LIMITED:  24

AUDIENCE:   All

PRESENTER:   Wendy Davis

DESCRIPTION:   Let's face it… grades matter and how teachers are setting up their own books to calculate grades may matter even more.  This presentation is designed to specifically address the mathematics behind grade calculations in PowerTeacher.  It will address the overall difference between weighted grading systems and total points and discuss the mathematical calculations of each.  The presentation will demonstrate specific examples and incorporate current research related to grading practices.  Formative and summative assessments will be discussed and the grading practices of such assessments.  Teachers will have opportunities to reflect on and share their own grading practices.  Administrators will benefit by knowing how to access teacher grade books through PowerTeacher to examine teacher grading practices for fairness and effectiveness.