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Unhelpful Grading Practices (Pt. 3 of ??)

By | August 8, 2010

When points and learning diverge, we get jewels like… 6. Extra Credit Two things that annoy me more than anything else: 1) Those chairs with the uselessly small and unnecessarily tilted desks attached, and 2) students asking for “extra credit.” What is it, exactly, that students are asking for when they ask for extra credit [...]

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What message does this send? (Unhelpful Grading Practices Pt. 2.5)

By | August 7, 2010

Snippets from a syllabus I found online: What message does this send to the students about learning? What is the motivation for this policy? Is there a more effective way to achieve the same desired goals? What kind of environment does this create in the classroom? Have you been in this class before? I’m interested [...]

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Unhelpful Grading Practices (Part 2 of ??)

By | July 26, 2010

Disclaimer: I am not an expert in standards-based grading or traditional grading for that matter. While I hope my reflections on grading practices will help you reflect on your own, my venture into SBG is still hypothetical at this point. Hopefully I will have a strong enough grasp on this all before the school year [...]

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Unhelpful Grading Practices (Part 1 of ??)

By | July 26, 2010

Part of my motivation to embrace standards-based grading is a result of my frustration with the disconnect between letter grade and student understanding in my classroom. As a self-reflection, I’m examining some of my own grading practices that are not only unhelpful to students, but also allow students to earn grades that are not representative [...]

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