ERIC Number: ED261504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Grading Handicapped Students in Vocational Education Programs.
Squires, Sandra K.
The paper examines several basic grading procedures, noting the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure for handicapped students. Eight alternatives to grading are mentioned; of these, four are considered: (1) contract grading, (2) pass-fail grading, (3) the mastery learning approach, and (4) written evaluations (including checklists). It is suggested that a more appropriate approach than any of these commonly found practices must be worked out on a building level. Samples of grading proposals are provided which may be useful to vocational teachers, including a pass-fail system based on competency achievement for a post-secondary program with suggested time parameters of 6, 9, and 12 months; a proposal combining grading with a weighting system; and a framework consisting of a set of assumptions and a single learner progress chart. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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