The purpose of this study was to explain the experiences of high school teachers and administrators in the midst of transitioning to standards-based grading practices. The researchers used a single case study methodology to investigate how teachers and administrators described their school’s implementation successes and challenges. Data triangulation occurred through analyzing semi-structured interviews, meeting agendas, handbooks, and relevant documents provided by study participants. Using Kotter’s eight steps for leading organizational change as a framework, we recommend school leaders blow off the cobwebs and get started, understand staff needs and provide teacher support, and be comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Townsley, Matt and Knight, Megan
"Making Change Stick: A Case Study of one High School’s Journey Towards Standards-Based Grading,"
Journal of Educational Leadership in Action: Vol. 6:
3, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/ela/vol6/iss3/3
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