Tag Archives: Standards Based Grading

An Algorithm for Assigning End-of-Semester Letter Grades

Assigning mandated end-of-semester letter grades to students is non-trivial. [1]  I refuse to constrain myself to a simple, cumulative percent score that automatically sets my students’ grades.  In my opinion, the accuracy as well as the precision implied in many quantitatively represented scores grossly … Continue reading

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Unbundle School to Unleash Learning

Earlier today I commented that “As teachers, we are too constrained by an archaic, overly rigid framework for certifying student understanding…we need to unbundle school to unleash learning!” A Place to Start I firmly believe that a form of unbundling … Continue reading

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Is it Worth 12 Hours to Grade a Test?

Feeling a bit better after two months of recovering from the flu while juggling three preps, BTSA, and other teaching tasks, I took a moment to pen the kernel of the following for my Facebook friends.  Sharing an expanded version … Continue reading

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