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Book Bytes Vlog - Episode 01

July 21, 2020  / Dr. Diane Marks  / Tag: Book Bytes

Book Title: Specifications Grading:  Restoring Rigor, Motivating Students, and Saving Faculty Time by Linda B. Nilson

Join Dr. Diane Marks for a conversation about this book during the Lucas Center Drop-in session on July 30th from 9:30 AM - 11 AM.

What is the topic? 

  • Assessing student learning.

 Why the topic is important?

  • Accreditation
  • Grade inflation
  • Increased class size

 Who can use this information?

  • Faculty and instructors teaching
    • Online
    • F2F
    • Hybrid

 Top 3 takeaways

  • Supports student agency in their assessment
  • Efficient way to grade
  • Flexible framework can be adapted to meet the needs of the learners, instructor, and content

 Burning Questions

  • Is setting the “pass” criteria at a “B” equitable?
  • Where does the idea of formative assessment with constructive feedback fit in?