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October 17, 2016

Artificially increase a grade, you know, make the teachers look better?  Sadly this is the outcome when the state pushes hard for accountability in the form of certain student averages that must be maintained in order for this or that…..The tail is wagging the dog.

I was looking at a course syllabus today and noticed the breakdown of the grade, which does not look terrible.  It is smart and gives the student changes to get better grades.  That is all good.  But then I thought this.

If a grade is to be inflated, the grader only need increase the total value of a gradable item, that the student did well on.  And, de-value or lower the points avail. in a gradable item, that the student did poorly on.

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Emphasize the quizzes, labs and Test (CST) and d emphasize the more challenging exams, finals.

 

 

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