Publications

Peer-reviewed articles

Townsley, M., Buckmiller, T., & Cooper R. (2019). Anticipating a second wave of standards-based grading implementation and understanding the potential barriers: Perceptions of high school principals. NASSP Bulletin, 103(4), 281-299. 

Townsley, M. (2019). Considering standards-based grading: Challenges for school leaders. Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 4(1), 35-38.  

Townsley, M. (2019). Walking the talk: Embedding standards-based grading in an educational leadership course. Journal of Research Initiatives, 4(2). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/jri/vol4/iss2/2/

Townsley, M. & Varga, M. (2018). Getting high school students ready for college: A quantitative study of standards-based grading practices. Journal of Research in Education, 28(1), 92-112.

Peters, R., Kruse, J., Buckmiller, T., & Townsley, M. (2017). “It’s just not fair!” Making sense of secondary students’ resistance to a standards-based grading initiative. American Secondary Education, 45(3), 9-28.

Editor-reviewed articles
Townsley, M. (2018). Mastery-minded grading in secondary schools. School Administrator, 75(2), 16-21.

Townsley, M. (2017). Three lessons for schools shifting their grading. School Administrator, 74(1), 27.

Townsley, M. (2015). Peter Miller: Building a districtwide PLC vision through repeated story. Curriculum in Context, 41(1), 10-12.

Townsley, M. (2013). Redesigning grading — districtwide. Educational Leadership, 71(4), 68-71. 2.

Townsley, M. (2012). Differentiated technology professional development. Tech & Learning, 32(11), 66. 3.

Townsley, M. (2008). A dynamic parallelogram investigation using Geometer’s Sketchpad. Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics Journal, 35, 9-15.