Traditional Grading: A “Broken” Practice

November 13, 2015 7:30 am - 8:30 am

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Carolyn Nixon

We teach so that students UNDERSTAND, KNOW, and CAN DO. Is there a better way to communicate the results of our teaching? Maybe it’s time for us to question one of our time-honored sacred cows in education – traditional grading systems.  Come with an open mind, willing to THINK about the logic (or lack thereof) behind how we “grade” students. Learn a number of reasons why this system is “broken” and in need of repair.