The Continuing Educator

Giving students a do-over with Ken O’Connor and VaShawn Smith

May 20, 2021


Grading for learning requires reconsideration of several practices deeply entrenched in tradition, and one of those is the opportunity for students to reassess or redo a learning activity. If we truly believe our goal as educators is for every student to learn, not to sort, rank or exclude anyone from that opportunity, it’s time to recognize why reassessments should be the norm, not the exception. Ken O’Connor and Dr. VaShawn Smith share why this is fundamental for student learning and how to make it work in the everyday classroom.

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