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Fair and Accurate Grading Project

Special Board Meeting July 12, 2021

Meeting Video

Presentation Slides

First page of the PDF file: OakwoodCitySchoolsFairAccurateProjectBoardReport7122021ADA

The slides above were presented as part of the Special Meeting July 12, 2021.

BOE Recommendation July 12, 2021

  • Transition from the current 8-point scale to a 10-point grading scale in grades 7-12 beginning with the 2021-22 school year.  
    • I will recommend this change to the Board of Education at the regular board meeting Monday, July 12, 2021. 
    • Please note the Kindergarten through 6th grade standards-based report card system we have been using and transitioning to for the past several years will continue unchanged.
  • Study the 4-point (ABCDF) scale.  
    • We will formulate a district-wide Professional Learning Community (PLC) on fair and accurate grading with an annual review process.
  • Contract with a fair and accurate grading trainer.  
    • We will begin our study utilizing our internal experts and resources and will contract with an outside expert when prudent.
  • Conduct two Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) Cycles on the 4-point scale.  
    • We will utilize the PDSA protocol during the course of our study.

Assessment Glossary

Expert Team

Dr. Douglas Reeves
Creative Leadership Solutions
Bryan Setser
Setser Group
Dr. Thomas H. Stein
Scott Healy & Associates

Learning and Assessment Experts Referenced by Expert Team

Organizations Referenced by Expert Team

Additional Resources

  • APAC Committee Document - Because not all materials reviewed and assembled by the APAC Committee are available in ADA-compliant formats, the APAC binder of information cannot be posted on the District website.  Copies of the APAC binder are available for review at the Oakwood Board of Education office.

*Resources will continue to be updated

Grading Policy Review Update

Throughout the review process, the Grading Policy Review Core Team has presented monthly updates during regular meetings of the Board of Education.  Additionally, written updates have been posted on the BOE web page.

July 9, 2021 Letter to the Community
June 14, 2021 Team Update
May 10, 2021 Team Update
April 12, 2021 Team Update
March 8, 2021 Team Update
Feb. 8, 2021 Team Update
Dec. 14, 2020 Grading Scale Statement

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