**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.

The Case Against Percentage Grades


What Does Prairie Spirit Believe About Percentage Grades?

Assessment one-pager – Percentage grades – Feb 2015 v2 0

Thoughtful Assessment with the Learner in Mind

Thoughtful Assessment with the Learner in Mind – Educational Leadership


Davies, A., Herbst, S., & Reynolds, B. P. (2008). Transforming barriers to assessment for learning: Lessons learned from leaders. Courtenay, B.C.: Connections Pub.


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

Saskatoon Public School Division 

Regina Catholic School Division

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


Saskatchewan Polytechnic Assessment Options


U of S –


No Final Exams, Common Breaks, and Chances to Re-do Tests.  Yes, this is Engineering.

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