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iNACOL Webinar Presents Assessments and Grading for Teachers in K-12 Competency-Based Education

Washington, D.C. (November 30, 2016) – On Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is hosting a Teacher Talk Webinar to explore assessments and grading for teachers in K-12 competency-based education systems.

This webinar will provide answer to questions such as: How do teachers design and grade assessments in competency-based systems? How do schools provide students a consistent experience of grades both inside and across classrooms? How can educators ensure that students develop genuine mastery of competencies prior to moving on to the next level of learning?

Join this webinar to hear from educators in New York City’s Mastery Collaborative for ways to design assessments and enhance grading practices for competency-based learning. Learn how these schools design the grading and assessment experience to teach rigorous competencies while simultaneously developing a positive learning identity in their students. Explore examples of assessments, techniques for equitable grading, and best practices for communicating grading systems to students and families. Participants will come away with a deeper awareness of how grading and assessment can enrich and motivate deeper learning.

Susan Patrick, iNACOL President and CEO, said, “By designing performance assessments, building transparent grading policies, and monitoring quality, teachers within competency-based environments can create more equitable systems and hold all students to the same high standards.”

This webinar is free to attend—participants are invited to register here for final details and login information.

Webinar Title: Assessments and Grading for Teachers in K-12 Competency-Based Systems


  • Julianna Charles Brown, Mastery Collaborative, New York City Department of Education
  • Megan Minturn, Dance Teacher, Brooklyn International High School
  • Christy Kingham, ELA Teacher, The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria


About iNACOL

The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using competency-based, blended and online education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of school and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our website, like us on Facebookconnect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on twitter.

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