Assessment, Grading, and Feedback at Del Mar
Assessment and Grading Beliefs
- Assessment and grading practices should reflect a rigorous learning environment that is supportive of ungraded practice, mistakes, learning, and ongoing feedback.
- Formative assessments are important for practice and feedback. While summative marks significantly determine a student’s current achievement.
- Habits of Learning are learning behaviors that are separate from academic grades.
- The purpose of grading is to provide students, parents, and staff with honest and clear communication about how a student is performing in a class.