In Stiggins (2014) the author poses the question, “If communication takes the fo

In Stiggins (2014) the author poses the question, “If communication takes the form of a test score or a letter grade, then proper interpretation requires that the recipient understand the specific relationship between the letters or numbers used and the achievement standards they are intended to represent. If this understanding is missing, miscommunication or at least inadequate communication is assured and productive action may remain beyond reach” (p. 16).
Depending upon the source referenced, letter grades have been used for one or two centuries. Considering the above reference to miscommunication around letter grading, and the possible subjectivity and inconsistency associated with letter grades, caution in sole dependence upon letter grades or test scores to communicate student performance may be advised.
Write a 250- to 300-word response to the following:
Describe how mastery-level grading or standards-based grading applies to the 2 paragraphs above.
Share specific examples of how you might work with your teachers to implement either mastery-level grading or standards-based grading in your school. Include at least 3 steps that must be taken to ensure that this conversation with your faculty might result in improved assessment measures at the classroom level.

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