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4 Grading Practices to Avoid

by Thomas R. Guskey, from Educational Leadership, Vol. 69:3 1. Avoid Using Grades to Differentiate Students This is one of our oldest traditions in grading. It comes from the belief that grades should differentiate students on the basis of demonstrated talent. Students who show superior talent receive high grades; those who display lesser talent receive lower […]
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Oral Expression: Grade It

by Kyle Redford; from Education Week The other day, my daughter complained that her 89.5 average in history class left her short of an A for the grading period. When I probed further, I discovered that her teacher does not assign a grade for oral contributions in class. Intelligent observations, connections, ideas, or questions in history […]
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