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Grading for Equity Book Study

Grading for Equity examines the history of traditional grading practices and reveals the benefits of practices that are more equitable– more accurate, bias-resistant, and motivational.

The Grading for Equity Book Study is a new program that provides a structured approach to collectively engage teachers and administrators (and even caregivers and students!) in meaningful discussions about the why, the what, and the how of equitable grading.

What to Expect

Book Study Participants will: 

  • Develop a solid understanding of equitable grading practices.
  • Collaborate with educators across the country in meaningful discussions about equitable grading.
  • Improve grading practices to promote more fairness and inclusivity, reduce stress, and strengthen effective teaching and learning.
  • Gain practical strategies for implementing equitable grading in the classroom.

Benefits of Book Study

Earn Graduate-Level Course Credits or Professional Development Hours:

Participants have the flexibility to register for either 1 or 2 graduate-level semester credits for the Grading for Equity Book Study. Each graduate-level semester credit requires a minimum of 15 hours of professional development participation with Crescendo Education Group, LLC. The structured approach of the study ensures that participants deeply engage with the course content and discussions, promoting a rich learning experience.

To learn more about earning graduate-level semester credits or professional development hours, please visit our course listed here.

Book Study Options

National Book Study

National Book Study sessions are 90 minutes in length and scheduled once a month over four months (October, December, March, May). Each session will be led  by a Crescendo Education Group Facilitator. Sessions occur remotely via Zoom.

Who is the National Book Study for?

  • Individual teachers, leaders, or school professionals who are curious about equitable grading and want a guided approach/discussion to the book
  • Small groups (less than 10) who would like to explore explore equitable grading in depth

Note: The Grading for Equity Book Study is based on the 1st Edition.

We will offer our book study in two groups: Group A and Group B. Each group has different times offered. You will be expected to attend in your registered group for the duration of the book study.


Group A Group B
1:00 – 2:30pm PST | 4:00 -5:30pm EST 4:00 – 5:30pm PST | 7:00 -8:30pm EST
October 11 October 11
December 6 December 6
March 6 March 6
May 1 May 1

Community Book Study

Community Book Study sessions are 90 minutes in length and can be scheduled by a school/or district administrator to fit the needs of their calendar. Each session will be led by a Crescendo Education Group Facilitator. Sessions occur remotely via Zoom.

Who is the Community Book Study for?

  • Schools/or districts who have more than 10 individuals interested in equitable grading and implementing practices in their school or classroom
  • Large groups interested in learning about equitable grading and how it can transform schools and classrooms

Reach out to us today to schedule your community book study!