O’Connor, Ken

Author and Consultant

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 professional development presenter in 35 countries outside North America, 47 states in the USA, all provinces and two territories in Canada.

His 23 year teaching career included experience as a geography teacher and department head at 6 schools in Toronto and Melbourne (Grades 7-12) starting in 1967. Ken 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 March 1990 to June 1999.

He is the author of A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for BrokenGrades.Third Edition, FIRST Educational Resources, 2022; 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:andFifteen Fixes for Broken Grades: A Repair Kit, Pearson, Toronto, 2012.