BLOOMINGTON, IN--(Marketwired - November 23, 2015) - Solution Tree, a premier educational publisher and professional development provider, has published the new edition of Elements of Grading: A Guide to Effective Practice by Douglas Reeves.

In Elements of Grading: A Guide to Effective Practice, Second Edition, author Douglas Reeves addresses issues and controversies regarding the primary source of feedback for students-grades. "Standards-based grading is one of the most controversial issues in 21st century education," explained Dr. Reeves. "The two sides in the debate can be contentious, even rancorous, challenging one another's motives and concern for students. This book is not designed to tell the critics of standards-based grading that they are wrong. Rather, I attempt to seek common ground between the critics and advocates of standards-based grading to develop and promote the most effective grading practices."

The book includes practical strategies and techniques educators can implement to make the grading process more fair, accurate, specific, and timely. In addition to examples and case studies, this second edition offers a significant amount of new content, including an exploration of how the Common Core State Standards and new technologies impact grading practices.

"Dr. Reeves uses the most powerful research to date to share the critical elements an educator needs to improve student performance," said Linda A. Gregg, CEO of American Teachers Academy. "He offers evidence; practical, real-life examples; and proven effective tools and strategies for improving successful grading practices and policies."

Barbara Walvoord, professor emerita at the University of Notre Dame, added, "Every teacher and school administrator needs this book. It offers excellent, real-life examples and a compelling argument for change. Implementing Reeves's suggestions could enhance not only grading practices but also student learning."

Elements of Grading: A Guide to Effective Practice, Second Edition, is now available at

About the Editor

Douglas Reeves, PhD, is founder of Creative Leadership Solutions. He is author of more than 30 books and 80 articles on leadership and organizational effectiveness and has worked with organizations throughout the world.

About Solution Tree

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