Course Description

Grading for Equity is a book that takes on one of the most challenging and emotionally charged conversations in education today; our inconsistent grading practices and how they can inadvertently exacerbate the achievement gap and create inequitable outcomes for our students. The author, Joe Feldman, shares the history of how our current grading practices came to be, what the research says about motivating students to want to achieve and specific grading practices that are equitable and actually take less time for teachers to implement as compared to many of our current practices. This is a must-read for educators wanting to have a fair and equitable way to
monitor teaching and learning.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of this course participants will:

  • Understand the foundation and history behind our current grading practices.
  • Understand the “why” behind making grading practices more equitable.
  • Learn specific grading practices that are more equitable.
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Section Title
Book Study: Grading for Equity
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Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $355.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook
Grading for Equity by Joe Feldman
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with Teacher Study.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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