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Equitable Grading Practices

PUSD has partnered with Joe Feldman of Crescendo Education Group, author of Grading for Equity, to research the impact of equitable grading practices on student outcomes.

Definition: What is Grading for Equity? (SpanishChinese)

Reading: Grading for Equity: Prologue and Chapter 1

PUSD Board Presentation: by Joe Feldman — June 24, 2021

PUSD Town Hall Presentation: a panel hosted by PUSD Staff and Students — May 16, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions: Equitable Grading Practices FAQs (SpanishChinese)
(Please submit any additional questions on this form — the FAQ documents will be updated periodically as questions are received)

The 3 Pillars of Equitable Grading

  1. Accurate: The grade reflects students' academic performance, not their behaviors
  2. Bias-Resistant: The grade does not reward students with privilege, nor penalize students without privilege
  3. Motivational: The grade encourages students to achieve authentic learning through intrinsic motivation (self-regulation)


First page of the PDF file: Equitablegrading