If you have heard Dave speak or if you have worked with Dave recently, you know he likes to mention scholarship and research that supports his ideas. This page is devoted to providing references to the research mentioned so you can continue to learn and grow.

Standards-Based Grading

Sarah M. Bonner, Peggy P. Chen. (2021) Development and Validation of the Survey of Unorthodox Grading Beliefs for Teachers and Teacher Candidates. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 39:6, pages 746-760.

F. Javier Murillo, Nina Hidalgo. (2017) Students’ conceptions about a fair assessment of their learning. Studies in Educational Evaluation 53, pages 10-16.

Susan M. Brookhart, Thomas R. Guskey, Alex J. Bowers, James H. McMillan, Jeffrey K. Smith, Lisa F. Smith, Michael T. Stevens, Megan E. Welsh. (2016) A Century of Grading Research. Review of Educational Research 86:4, pages 803-848.

Robin D. Tierney. (2014) Fairness as a multifaceted quality in classroom assessment. Studies in Educational Evaluation 43, pages 55-69.

Peggy P. Chen, Sarah M. Bonner. (2017) Teachers’ Beliefs About Grading Practices and a Constructivist Approach to Teaching. Educational Assessment 22:1, pages 18-34.

Rachael Ruegg. (2016) The effect of assessment of process after receiving teacher feedback. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 41:2, pages 199-212.


Hattie, J. (2008). Visible learning. Routledge.

Hattie, J. (2012). Visible learning for teachers: Maximizing impact on learning. Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group. 

Nicol, D. J., & MacFarlane-Dick, D. (2007). Formative assessment and self-regulated learning: A model and seven principles of good feedback practice. Studies in Higher Education, 31(2), 199-218.

Weisberg, R., Paul, L., and Bubier, J. L. (2007). Keeping it short and sweet: Brief, ungraded writing assignments facilitate learning. Teaching of Psychology, 34 (3), 172-176.


Barnea-Goralay, N. (December, 2005). White Matter Development During Childhood and Adolescence: A Cross-sectional Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study. Cerebral Cortex. 15 (12): 1848-1854.

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Ceci, S. (1991). How much does schooling influence general intelligence and its cognitive components? A reassessment of the evidence. Developmental Psychology, 27(5), 703 – 722.

Quiroga, R. Q., Reddy, L., Kreiman, G., Koch, C., & Fried, I. (2005). Invariant visual representation by single neurons in the human brain. Nature, 435(7045), 1102-1107.

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