Foundations of Education and Instructional Assessment/Grading

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Should we even give grades? What kind?
What should a teacher do about zeroes and missing work?
Should teachers allow extra credit?
Should students be graded on effort?
What is the process for providing effective feedback?
Should praise be given to students or not?
Can teachers grade students of varying abilities fairly?
Should students have differentiated assessments based on their needs and abilities?
Are report cards the best way to measure progress?
How are portfolios an alternative way to measure progress?