Date of Award

Spring 2023

Author Requested Restriction

Open Access (no restriction)

Work Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Dr. Matthew Weinstein


Grading is one of the most pivotal aspects of education, and grading results profoundly impact students’ future in grade school, higher education, and employment. This research explores grading policies in education. Three themes were identified: effective grading policies, equitable grading policies, and challenges or obstacles in grading policies. The paper examines how practices in schools and districts could be aligned with research and then explores implications for future research and transformed practice.