Graded Events

What does a grade mean? Considerations on grading for students, teachers, and families.

  • Jeanne M. Grier CSU Channel Islands


The purpose of this presentation is to present a platform that promotes equitable grading practices. The legal implications for grading is first introduced to provide the justification for grading practices that do not impinge of the liberty of students. Topics of late work, due dates, homework, grade inflation, and confidentiality are addressed through equitable lenses.

Author Biography

Jeanne M. Grier, CSU Channel Islands

Dr. Jeanne Grier, a former high school biology teacher, is a Professor of Secondary Education at California State University Channel Islands and has been with the faculty since the opening of the university in 2002. She currently serves as Chair of Graduate Programs in the School of Education where assessment and grading have been areas of interest and passion in her teaching. Recently, she has led two cohorts of faculty colleagues in “Faculty Inquiry Projects” on the topic of grading in higher education courses. Her research interests include career changers as teachers and teacher identity.

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