**Any of these resources are available to borrow in hard copy from the office**
Guskey, Thomas R., “The Case Against Percentage Grades” (2013). Educational, School, and Counseling
Psychology Faculty Publications. 22.
What Does Prairie Spirit Believe About Percentage Grades?
Thoughtful Assessment with the Learner in Mind
Davies, A., Herbst, S., & Reynolds, B. P. (2008). Transforming barriers to assessment for learning: Lessons learned from leaders. Courtenay, B.C.: Connections Pub.
- Research Summary: Letter Grades, Percentages and Other Symbols
Herbst-Luedtke, S., & Davies, A. (2014). A fresh look at grading and reporting in high schools. Courtenay, BC: Connect21earning.
- Tests and quizzes are the only way to make sure that our assessment is objective and fair. All this other stuff is too objective.
- Only test scores and marks motivate students
- What about the students who don’t do anything in class throughout the term or semester?
O’Connor, K. (2018). How to grade for learning: Linking grades to standards. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, a SAGE Company.
Stiggins, R. J. (2017). The perfect assessment system. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
White, K. (2017). Softening the edges: Assessment practices that honor K-12 teachers and learners. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
O’Connor, K. (2011). A repair kit for grading: 15 fixes for broken grades. Boston: Pearson.
Examples from Other Saskatchewan Jurisdictions
North East School Division NESD ASSESS and EVAL Handbook September 2017
Assessment at the Post-Secondary Level
University of Alberta encouraging professors to consider alternatives to high stakes testing –
From U of A Grading and Assessment Policy https://policiesonline.ualberta.ca/PoliciesProcedures/Policies/Assessment-and-Grading-Policy.pdf
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Assessment Options