Assessment 2.0

How We Help Girls Own Learning, Embrace Feedback, and Pursue Mastery

NCGS Global Forum on Girls’ Education IIΒ 

Grade obsession undermines learning and heightens anxiety and shame in the face of setbacks. In this session, learn two assessment strategies that give agency, accountability, and ownership to students. Standards-based grading and goal-setting rubrics allow students to align their internal goals with goals set in the classroom. Participants will work in small groups with colleagues to explore strategies to apply a new assessment method to their own classrooms.


  • Rachel Simmons, Girls Research Scholar in Residence| The Hewitt School (USA)
  • Tegan Morton, Science Teacher| The Hewitt School (USA)
  • Georgina Emerson, History Teacher & Founder of Teach About Women


NCGS SlideshowΒ 


Collaborative Rubrics – How To Guide

Collaborative Rubric Example – 9th Grade Writing

Master Rubric 9th Grade BLANK


  • On Your Mark: Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting by Thomas R. Guskey
  • Rethinking Grading: Meaningful Assessment for Standards-Based Learning by Cathy Vatterott
  • Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School by Starr Sackstein
  • Hacking Project-Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy

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