Problems With Grading Based on Ability, Growth & Effort


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Which of these is the best basis for grading?

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1. Why should you not grade on growth?

2. Why should you not grade on ability?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When teachers grade on ability, growth and effort, sometimes problems ensue. To see what you know about these problems, complete the worksheet/quiz combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials let you check your comprehension of:

  • Why you should not grade on growth
  • The best basis for grading
  • Why effort is a poor choice of grading criteria
  • The reason why you shouldn't grade on ability

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on grading on ability, effort and growth
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why growth should not be a basis of grading and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the best way to grade

Additional Learning

Even more details can be learned if you work through the lesson, Problems With Grading Based on Ability, Growth & Effort. Take the time to complete this lesson, reviewing more about:

  • Obstacles teachers face when grading
  • Why effort, growth and ability are not good metrics to use when grading
  • Problems students face at times when being assessed