April 26, 2022

Our Top 10 Ungrading Strategies - E086

Our Top 10 Ungrading Strategies - E086

This week, we are bringing you our 10 favourite approaches to get started with ungrading. We are focusing on those strategies that are easy to adapt to the needs of your classroom so that it is easy for you to get started! Just keep in mind that there is no right or wrong way to ungrade, so find the strategies that will work best for you.

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Our top 10 Ungrading strategies:

  1. Feedback/Critiques - use positive, growth mindset language and continuous feedback loops
  2. Voice & Choice - let students choose a specific focus for you to concentrate on/assess
  3. Create a supportive classroom environment for authentic peer feedback - try using sentence stems/starters and frameworks for peer feedback
  4. Reflections - entrance/exit tickets, Google Forms, goal-setting
  5. Minimizing your scale - single point rubrics (minimizing your scale - ditching the 100-pt scale (biased towards failure), checklist of skills, standards-based grading/learning progressions)
  6. A Shift in language (grade vs assess; What did I get wrong vs What did I learn?, invite/ask vs required etc.)
  7. Practice of self-assessment
  8. Ditch zeros/late marks (this is behaviour not learning/understanding)
  9. Portfolios 
  10. Conferencing - can be time consuming!


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