Progressive Improvement
providing student with feedback and differentiation techniques as they work on individualized assessement and learning activities throughout the grading period
Contract Grading
teacher and student develop contract outlining learning goals/objectives, projects that must be completed and procedures for evaluating learning products and assigning grades
Open-ended grading
using open-ended questions to assess important aspects of curriculum
Checklist/rating scale
linking items to benchmark associated with curriculum and evaluating students according to mastery of benchmarks
Multiple Grading
grading on multiple factors: achievement, effort, level of curriculum difficulty. each can be weighted
Level Grading
using subscript to show use of DI techniques helping students achieve mastery
Descriptive Grading
writing comments that address student’s academic progress, learning styles, effort, attitudes, behavior, socialization, strengths and challenges and instructional accommodations that support their learning.
Mastery-level/Criterion Grading
reporting student’s mastery in curriculum.  also, dividing course content into a heirarchy of skills and determining appropriate learning activities.