KEN O’CONNOR is an independent consultant on grading and reporting. A graduate of the University of Melbourne (B.A. Hon, Dip. Ed) and the University of Toronto (M. Ed), he has been a staff development presenter in 47 states in the USA, all provinces and two territories in Canada, and in 32 countries outside North America.
His 23-year teaching career included experience as a geography teacher and department head at six schools in Toronto and Melbourne (Grades 7-12) starting in 1967. Mr O’Connor was a Curriculum Coordinator responsible for Student Assessment and Evaluation and Geography for the Scarborough Board of Education (and then the Toronto District School Board) from 1990-1999.
He is the author of How to Grade for Learning: K-12, Fourth Edition (Corwin, 2018), Standards-Based Grading Quick Reference Guide, LSI, 2017; The School Leaders Guide to Grading, Solution Tree, 2013; A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades, Second Edition (Pearson, 2011), and Fifteen Fixes for Broken Grades: A Repair Kit, (Pearson, Toronto, 2012).
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