Rethink Your Paradigms About Grading

I’m a fan of Thomas Guskey, I recommend you check out his books and other resources. I saw this tweet from a presentation he was giving on the July 24th, 2018 and I think it is worth reflecting on.

Grading is NOT essential to the instructional process! @tguskey #masterylearning

I’ve read extensive research around assignment evaluation practices. I can not find one piece of research to support traditional practices as good for learning. So why do we keep doing it? Because it was done to us? Are we in the points distribution business or the learning business? Any practices that distract from learning should be rethought.


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