School grading expert to present on Nov. 17


Ken O’Connor, who is known as “The Grade Doctor” will speak at 6 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Marshalltown High School Library

An educational consultant and author known as “The Grade Doctor” will speak during a presentation on Nov. 17 in Marshalltown.

Ken O’Connor will present from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Marshalltown High School Library at the invite of the Marshalltown Community School District.

O’Connor specializes in issues related to the communication of student achievement, especially grading and reporting. He will speak about what it means to grade for learning and how the Marshalltown Community School District can create a system for reporting student progress that is beneficial to students.

“As a district, we are focused on student-centered learning,” said Dr. Susan Pecinovsky, Associate Superintendent of Student Achievement with Marshalltown Schools. “The primary goal is for students to have grades that are accurate, meaningful and consistent.”

Community members and parents are invited to attend to learn more about this subject. His presentation is free and open to the public.