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Ch 14: Grading Strategies & Policies

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6 Lessons in Chapter 14: Grading Strategies & Policies
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Absolute vs. Relative Grading in the Classroom

1. Absolute vs. Relative Grading in the Classroom

Teachers have two ways of grading students, either by assigning a letter grade to each point value earned by a student or based on how a student's score compares to the rest of the class. Learn the differences between absolute grading and relative grading, and explore the instances in which teachers should choose to use one or the other.

Standards for Assigning Grades in the Classroom

2. Standards for Assigning Grades in the Classroom

Specific standards are school-mandated policies that try to ensure that grades assigned to students are not simply subjective. See why standards are important when assigning grades in the classroom by examining weighted standards, point percentages, and curved grading.

Problems With Grading Based on Ability, Growth & Effort

3. Problems With Grading Based on Ability, Growth & Effort

Examine the problems with grading based on ability, growth, and effort to understand the issues facing each one. Discover more about these grading methods and explore issues of unfairness, measure, effect on motivation, and not addressing mastery.

How To Weigh Components of Student Grades

4. How To Weigh Components of Student Grades

Explore how teachers should weigh the various components of student grades to best calculate the overall grade. Discover more about grading, examine the components that make up grades, and see calculations to determine overall grades.

Making Pass-Fail Decisions

5. Making Pass-Fail Decisions

The decision to pass or fail a student is not always black and white. Identify nuances in these decisions, and the relevant grading criteria related to students who clearly pass, clearly fail, or are on the borderline.

Writing Statements to Describe Grading Policies

6. Writing Statements to Describe Grading Policies

Adhering to grading policies helps students know where and how to improve academically. Learn how to write statements to describe grading policies that adhere to district standards, differentiate between graded and weighted, and mind logistics.

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