A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades
Student achievement isn't only about "doing the work" or accumulating points. But, when students receive points for merely turning in work on time, or when teachers put a mark on everything students do and simply count them up to determine a grade, the message is clear: success is determined by the quantity of points earned, not the quality of the learning taking place. In fact, messages about learning quality get lost. Grades are artifacts of learning, and students need to receive grades that reflect what they've actually learned. That's why this book advocates the implementation of grading systems based strictly on student achievement - and shows educators how to create them.