Nick has created episode 1 of a podcast series on Grading for Equity.  In this first episode, Nick explores some of the reasons grading systems were created and how our current grading system can be demotivating for students.  

  (Episode transcript)

Nick shared research and described alternative grading systems during the Friday Connect on March 4th.  You can view his slides from that presentation  “Equity in Grading” below.

Equity in grading title slide


A Case for Change

“[A grade is] an inadequate report of an inaccurate judgement by a biased and variable judge of the extent to which a student has attained an undefined level of mastery of an unknown proportion of an indefinite material.”

Dressel (1983)