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

NCGS Global Forum on Girls’ Education II¬†

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 Slideshow 


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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