ERIC Number: ED087131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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The 1973 Boston Conference on Grading Alternatives.
Values Associates, Amherst, MA.
This conference was held to help educators (1) obtain a clearer understanding of the major controversy over current grading practices, (2) share ideas on grading, (3) obtain information on grading alternatives, and (4) learn how to bring about changes in grading procedures. Topics discussed include the relationship of the evaluation of student achievement to accountability programs, college admissions and nontraditional grading, competition, cheating, grading and young children, self evaluation, credit-no-credit grading, written teacher evaluation, grading in urban education, contract learning, student and parent perceptions of grading and what they want, open education and grading, and resistance to change in educational organizations. (Pages 72 and 73 are missing.) (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Cheating, Classroom Environment, College Admission, College School Cooperation, Credit No Credit Grading, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Grading, Higher Education, Learning, Open Education, Performance Contracts, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Urban Education
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Authoring Institution: Values Associates, Amherst, MA.