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ERIC Number: EJ1209731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1937-156X
Grading Grades as a Measure of Student Learning
Schwab, Keri; Moseley, Bryan; Dustin, Daniel
Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, v33 n2 p87-95 2018
In this article, we discuss the limitations of grades as a measure of student learning. We also consider more robust measures that may be preferable to grades alone for assessing college students' academic achievement. We begin with a brief history of grades, followed by a discussion of the pros and cons of educators' widespread reliance on grades to represent student learning, capabilities, and overall potential. We then discuss supplemental assessment strategies that yield a richer reporting of student products, processes, and progress in their learning. Finally, we conclude by reiterating the inadequacy of employing a uni-dimensional measure to represent the multi-dimensionality of the human potential.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A