Professional Development

iNACOL to Host Free Webinar on Grading in Competency Ed

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will host a free webinar exploring assessment and grading in competency-based education.

The webinar will cover topics such as, how to design and grade assessments in competency-based systems, How to provide a consistent experience of grades  inside and across classrooms and ensuring student development of genuine mastery prior to moving on to the next level of learning.

Webinar attendees will have the opportunity "to hear from educators in New York City's Mastery Collaborative for ways to design assessments and enhance grading practices for competency-based learning," according to a news release. "Learn how these schools design the grading and assessment experience to teach rigorous competencies while simultaneously developing a positive learning identity in their students. Explore examples of assessments, techniques for equitable grading and best practices for communicating grading systems to students and families. Participants will come away with a deeper awareness of how grading and assessment can enrich and motivate deeper learning."

"By designing performance assessments, building transparent grading policies and monitoring quality, teachers within competency-based environments can create more equitable systems and hold all students to the same high standards," said Susan Patrick, iNACOL president and CEO, in a prepared statement.

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