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ERIC Number: EJ1028514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1062-7197
Standards-Based Grading: History Adjusted True Score
Hooper, Jay; Cowell, Ryan
Educational Assessment, v19 n1 p58-76 2014
There has been much research and discussion on the principles of standards-based grading, and there is a growing consensus of best practice. Even so, the actual process of implementing standards-based grading at a school or district level can be a significant challenge. There are very practical questions that remain unclear, such as how the grades should be calculated. Common methods include a simple average, averaging only the more recent scores, mathematical models of growth over time, and basic teacher judgment. It is difficult to choose a single method that is justifiable in all circumstances. This article proposes a new method, the history-adjusted true score, that can be applied in a wide variety of situations. A rigorous method of evaluating each grading method is also described.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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