Grading Pilot 2018-19

Grading Pilot 2018-19

During the 2018-19 school year, Logan teachers will pilot a new/different grading practice.  The groups include:

Equidistant Grading Scale

Teachers will pilot a grading scale in which all grade (A, B, C, D, F) are of equal "distance" from one another.  Click here to read more about the equidistant grading scale and how teachers will apply it to their gradebook.

Use of Formative & Summative Assessments

Teachers will use two main categories for all graded work: 

  • Formative: used while instruction is occurring and helps inform teacher on how to modify instruction

  • Summative: information gathered and reported for use in judging the outcome of that development

Retakes and Redos

Teachers will allow students to retake or redo formative and summative assessments so that students can show what they know, understand, and can apply.  Teachers will develop classroom policies on how students are allowed retakes and redos.  

Grading Using Rubrics & Student Portfolios

Teachers will ensure that students understand in advance how their grades will be determined through the use of rubrics and student work portfolios.  


Wormelli, Rick. "Redos and Retakes Done Right." Education Leadership, Vol. 69, No. 3, Nov. 2011 pp. 22-26

Guskey, Thomas R. "The Case Against Percentage Grades." Educational Leadership 71.1 (2013): 68-72. Education Research Complete. Web.

Fisher, Douglas, Nancy Frey, and Ian Pumpian. "No Penalties for Practice." Educational Leadership 69.3 (2011): 46-51. ERIC. Web. 25 Mar. 2014.

Reeves, Douglas. “Case against the Zero” Phi Delta Kappan, Vol. 86, No. 4. December 2004. pp. 324-325.

NHUSD GATF List of Articles >>

ASCD - Education Leadership: Effective Grading Practices (Nov 2011)

Teacher Groups:

All teachers will collaborate with other teachers in a grading group.  Teachers may pilot multiple grading practices, but will be actively involved in the group listed below: