Grading in the Differentiated Classroom


Presenters: Dr. Jennifer Lorch, Emily Savidge
Core Area: Assessment 4.2, 4.4; Instructional Planning and Strategies 5.2; ODE Teacher Competency f,  g, h; OAGC Differentiation
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Come and discover how to grade your differentiated lessons in a fair and accurate way. In this course, you’ll learn about grading tips and get real-life examples from educators Emily Savage and Dr. Jennifer Lorch. After taking this course, you’ll be able to easily create a grading plan for your differentiated lessons.

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Differentiation is an important part of making sure that every one of your students is having their educational needs met. Creating well-differentiated lessons can make grading tricky, but educators Emily Savage and Dr. Jennifer Lorch say that it doesn’t have to be difficult. In the course “Grading in the Differentiated Classroom,” Ms. Savage and Dr. Lorch give educators the tools they need to accurately and fairly grade their lessons. After taking this course, you’ll be prepared to grade any differentiated lesson.

In this course, you’ll learn about:

  • Grading policies
  • Practical ways to organize
  • Equity
  • How to grade with the end in mind

2016 ODE Teacher Competencies: f, g, h

NAGC Teacher Preparation Standard: 4.2, 4.4, 5.2

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89 reviews for Grading in the Differentiated Classroom

  1. Mary – RIPLEY-UNION-LEWIS-HUNTINGTON LOCAL (verified owner)

    I learned from the course how to grade in a differentiated classroom and the amount of work needed to accomplish this.

  2. Arlene – FORT STOCKTON ISD (verified owner)

    Overall it was great.

  3. Lisa Marie – Fort Frye Local (verified owner)

    It was great to learn about different grading scales.

  4. Laura – Jesus Chapel (verified owner)

    It was interesting on how to grade students a different way.

  5. Haley – ALVARADO ISD (verified owner)

    Great information

  6. Douglas – RIPLEY-UNION-LEWIS-HUNTINGTON LOCAL (verified owner)

    Very valuable information.

  7. Carlos – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)


  8. Barbara – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Good course

  9. Teri – FAYETTEVILLE-PERRY LOCAL (verified owner)

    It was informative but too many reflective questions for a one hour module.

  10. Sara – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It is a great course that gives us ways to grade differentiated instruction.

  11. Keith – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    I think they gave some very good explanations and examples of differentiated instruction.

  12. Orfelinda – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Very intense course.

  13. Haydee – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It provides good guides to do grading.

  14. Diana – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  15. Judith – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    good information

  16. Sandra – KILLEEN ISD (verified owner)

    I think this course is good at sparking new ideas to incorporate. I am going to try the 4 point grading system, rather than 100 point.

  17. Enos – ROYAL ISD (verified owner)

    This course did a good job of getting the audience to think about how they use grades and what exactly they want the grade to reflect in terms of student learning and mastery.

  18. Holly – CARROLL ISD (verified owner)

    excellent course, Thank you!

  19. Amanda – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Thank you

  20. Mary – GOOSE CREEK CISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas.

  21. Bryan – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    Detailed and raises good questions to be addressed.

  22. Michelle – DONNA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    It was a bit confusing (well the questioning) and didn’t really get an answer on how to grade with differentiation.

  23. Adan – SOUTH TEXAS ISD (verified owner)

    It gives some ideas on how to approach grades

  24. Graciela – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    It is very interssting

  25. Matthew – ELYRIA CITY SCHOOLS (verified owner)

    It is far longer than the hour indicated.

  26. Michele – SOUTH TEXAS ISD (verified owner)

    I got some good ideas about how to create tiered assignments and provide grades in a differentiated classroom.

  27. Tammy – ALVARADO ISD (verified owner)

    Useful if you need help with grading ideas.

  28. Esmeralda – DONNA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    Thank you

  29. Khara – DELAWARE CITY (verified owner)

    Good information. Took longer than expected due to quite a few response questions that needed additional time to think through. Thought-provoking questions that are good to consider, just not able to complete in 1-hr.

  30. Eliza – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Very interesting!!!

  31. Mariandrea – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)


  32. Martha – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    There was a lot of good theory about differentiated instruction and a few good tips about the speed bumps in the road and some tips for managing such a system.

  33. Patricia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  34. Ashley – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    It was interesting and useful.

  35. Meggie – BOERNE ISD (verified owner)

    Great explanations about why we shouldn’t just give that zero for missing work. I really needed to hear this. Also, love the breakdown of how to make it all work in the class.

  36. Betty – EULA ISD (verified owner)


  37. Jimmy – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative!

  38. Karla – MARION LOCAL (verified owner)

    Lots of great things to think about with grading and organizing this task.

  39. Robin – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Interesting, but already understood!

  40. Sheri – KENT CITY (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this presentation. I have been struggling with grades as a 4th grade teacher and the 4 point system is a great option and I am excited to give it a try.

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