ERIC Number: ED445049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Long-Term Learning Agreement: A New Assessment Tool for Educators.
Venditti, Phillip N.
Long-term learning agreements are compacts between faculty members and students that permit students to "borrow" a grade and then pay to keep it by carrying out specified supplementary activities during an extended period after an academic term ends. These agreements can combat grade inflation, reinforce students' self-confidence, allow instructors to diversify and individualize learning experiences and pathways, and counteract the tendency of students to "take" classes the way a person "takes" medicine, by consuming it as swiftly as possible and then forgetting about it forever. The cost of the agreements is negligible, their applicability throughout the college environment is broad, and their specifications can be decided on by instructors to meet any learning objectives they choose. A sample learning agreement is attached. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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