Giving grades meaning with specifications grading

Giving grades meaning with specifications grading

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Cunningham Memorial Library, Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence, Room 103




(812) 237-2688


General Physics is a service course with a reputation as a difficult challenge for many students who take it. A grading system is needed that sets clear goals and provides a definite meaning to the letter grades that students earn. Specifications grading will help students know what their grade means, and increase the instructor's confidence that the grade on the transcript is an accurate assessment of what the student did in the class. This approach will be combined with increased low-stakes quizzing to help keep students on track. The presenter is Sean Bartz.