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How Do You Assess Without Grades – 5 Tips to Ease the Transition

When I transferred my blog from Blogger to WordPress, not only did I run into domain name problems but I also had posts that didn’t transfer.  This post is an oldie but still speaks to me.   Two great questions came my way yesterday in regard to assessing without grades and then communicating that information.… Continue reading How Do You Assess Without Grades – 5 Tips to Ease the Transition

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How Do You Assess Without Grades? 5 Tips to Ease the Transition

Two great questions came my way yesterday in regard to assessing without grades and then communicating that information.  We are so used to the ease of a letter grade that gets recorded in a book, averaged out and then translated into a letter, that moving away from that can be daunting and just a bit… Continue reading How Do You Assess Without Grades? 5 Tips to Ease the Transition

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Throwing Out Grades Doesn’t Mean Throwing Out Expectations

I used to be the queen of the “F.”  If a student wasn’t handing in their homework, I whipped out the calculator and quickly showed them what would happen to their percentage if they kept getting zeroes.  If a student wasn’t paying attention, I would show them how they would probably not do well on… Continue reading Throwing Out Grades Doesn’t Mean Throwing Out Expectations