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A farewell to deadlines

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I haven’t yet posted a complete rundown of what I call specs grading iteration 4 – the version of specifications grading that I am using in my classes this s...

Specs grading with the EMRF rubric, part 2

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In a previous post, I wrote about the EMRF rubric and how I am using it right now in my classes, which are using specifications grading. Here I want to discu...

Specifications grading with the EMRF rubric

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A little over one year ago, I make a decisive break with traditional percentage-based grading systems and embraced specifications grading. I was motivated by...

Lecturing is not bad (but…)

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My course evaluations for Fall 2015 were, by and large, fine. The ratio of positive comments to negative comments about flipped learning and specifications g...