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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...

Beginning with the grade in mind

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Happy New Year everybody. This post is the first one I’ve made since November 2015, but I am making an effort to get back on the wagon and write here more of...

Simplicity and complexity in grading

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Traditional grading – the form of grading where student work is submitted, evaluated, that evaluation converted into a numerical score, and then the numerica...