Communicating Student Learning 10-12 » Best Practices in Assigning Marks

Best Practices in Assigning Marks


K-12 Student Reporting


    • Averaging marks over a term, semester or year does not provide an accurate picture of student learning.  Learning is continuous.
    • Averaging puts students who are struggling at the start of the year at a disadvantage because they will not be able to catch up, even if they demonstrate robust learning later.
    • Learning demonstrated close to the communication of student learning will be the most reflective of student proficiency and should be used as the strongest evidence of learning when deciding on a scale indicator and/or a letter grade and percentage