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Grading Reform Panel Discussion: Wiliam, Guskey, Brookhart, and McTighe
Nation’s foremost educational assessment experts set to discuss grading policy reform on July 29.

College Park, MD—July 24, 2019—The National Panel on Grading for Learning will convene at The Hotel at the University of Maryland on July 29, 2019 as part of the 3rd annual Formative Assessment National Conference, hosted by Learning Sciences International (LSI) and the LSI Dylan Wiliam Center. The discussion will focus on improving grading policies and practices throughout the nation.

Dr. Dylan Wiliam, Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment, will join fellow authors and assessment experts Thomas R. Guskey, Susan M. Brookhart, and Jay McTighe to discuss current problems with grading practices in the United States and explore policies and practices that help, rather than hinder, student learning. LSI CEO Michael D. Toth will host the discussion.

Throughout the three-day conference, which is at full capacity for attendance, the panelists and other expert practitioners will lead sessions focused on grading reform, new research on assessment, and specific instructional practices that strengthen classroom formative assessment. Toth will also present research findings around academic teaming strategies designed to expand equity and improve social and emotional learning.

Media and association representatives who wish to attend this event may contact Maia Appleby at

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