Thursday, April 3, 2014

Grades

I have written before about grades.  Our faculty is currently struggling with what a grade means.  Is it a measure of mastery, compliance, or behavior?

I would love a system that did away with grades all together.  I do not feel the grade is a measure of our learning.  This fall I did a badge system in freshman seminar and did not grades.  I'm not convinced that system is any better.  While it removed grades as a "carrot/stick" it really just replaced it with badges.

If you have a grading theory that you like please post a link.