Category Archives: standards-based grading

Do I still use SBG? Um…

I recently received an email from a teacher who had tried implementing standards-based grading, and who had read my paper on the subject, and who asked me: A fellow teacher and I just tried implementing SBG in our classes and … Continue reading

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things I want in a course design

Just thinking out loud here… I want a course design that communicates very clearly to students, in every aspect of its framing and detail, that learning is something they must willfully pursue, not something that just “happens” if they’re obedient … Continue reading

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SBG is gonna kill me…

… because I keep promising students that they’ll have a chance to reassess — somehow, sometime — without any real idea of how that’s going to happen. The hole gets deeper and deeper! Maybe I need to just stop introducing … Continue reading

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more thoughts on SBG and grading exams

Yes, I should definitely use fewer, larger-grained standards. No question about it. I have to break my habit of putting sneaky bits into exam questions (which I do out of an urge to “stretch” even the best students to their … Continue reading

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the SBG exam-grading experience

Just a quick update on my SBG experiment: I’m partway through grading the first midterm exam (of four or five) — a two-hour evening affair — and I must say that I’m somewhat enjoying the experience, at least compared to … Continue reading

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