After reading about specifications grading in this article and then interviewing Linda Nilson about her book on the subject, I read Linda’s book over the holiday break. It’s causing a chain reaction in my mind about how I view and assess student work that expands outward into how I think about teaching and learning on a fundamental level.
Too many of the problems with points accumulation assessment systems hit home with the assessment of grad courses that I teach. Time to rethink performance assessment? I’m looking at standards-based grading over the holiday break.