Grading Policies 3 Pack
Straightforward advice about how to make wise grading policies that can enhance the achievement of your students as well as position yourself as a trustworthy teacher.
Do Your Grading Policies Receive a Passing Grade?
Coming up with reasonable, objective grading policies is a lot harder than it sounds. For example, does grading on a curve promote learning or shortchange student achievement? How accurately does your grading policy measure student performance? What provides a fairer assessment: letter-based or point-based grading?
Beyond these kinds of considerations are questions about the affect of grades on student performance. How do educators influence how and what students learn by their grading policies? What unintentional messages does your grading policy send?
The higher education aspirations and career goals of students are implicitly tied to their grades. So educators bear a grave responsibility for coming up with and enforcing sensible policies that both they and their students believe in and adhere to.
Discussing these issues and showing realistic solutions that educators can rely on is at the heart of Grading Policies 3 Pack.
The video programs included are:
- How Can Grading Policy Options Influence Student Learning? explores how different grading polices can drive students’ approach to the course material and impact their overall achievement
- What Ethical Issues Lurk in My Grading Policy? examines the sometimes hidden biases that could affect your grading policies and the steps you can take to keep them in check
- What Is Essential in a Grading Policy? helps both new and seasoned educators determine the relevant features to include in their grading policy and the fundamental grading questions that every educator should face
Individually, these programs sell for $99 each. By purchasing the 3-pack, you will save nearly $50.
In these programs, Maryellen Weimer, PhD, editor of The Teaching Professor newsletter and blog, will share policy decisions you can make to promote a more meaningful learning experience for your students.
Dr. Weimer is a professor emerita of Teaching and Learning at Penn State Berks and won Penn State’s Milton S. Eisenhower award for distinguished teaching in 2005. Weimer has a PhD in speech communication from Penn State.
This eye-opening, dynamic series offers straightforward advice about how to make wise grading policies that can enhance the achievement of your students as well as position yourself as a trustworthy teacher.
Understanding the critical issues underlying grading policies and walking away with real-world solutions could be the most important instruction you receive this year.
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Assessing the fairness and practicality of grading policies, their underlying biases, and how they can help or hinder student achievement are among the macro issues examined in this video series of three Magna 20-Minute Mentors.
The key solutions raised in this presentation will help you gain the trust of your students and motivate them to excel in your classes. You’ll come away with a sharper awareness of how to manage issues surrounding grading with more confidence and mastery.
The videos are only 20 minutes each in length—perfect for today’s busy educators who want to get the salient points in a handy, time-efficient format.
The revelations found in the Grading Policies 3 Pack arm you with grading policies that are instrumental in getting the best from your students today.
View these three videos, and you’ll be able to:
- Assess your grading practices and policies for hidden bias
- Determine whether you are assessing student performance accurately
- Identify the potential ethical pitfalls in different grading systems
- Weigh the pluses and minuses of extra-credit assignments
- Examine the benefits of dropping low grades and other types of “error forgiveness”
- See the motivational value of increasing student choice
- Discuss the pitfalls and opportunities in grading attendance and participation
- Articulate the pros and cons of different grading methods
- Render policy decisions that are aligned with your objectives for student learning
- Make feedback more meaningful, more constructive, and more reflective of student performance
Using the inherent power of grading policies to drive student achievement in an ethical, accurate, and objective way is the goal of Grading Policies 3 Pack.
Viewers of this exciting series will get additional resources to supplement their understanding and mastery of this important topic. The 20-minute videos will easily fit your schedule and help you grow as an educator.
Discover how different grading policies can spur student achievement and help you gain respect as a committed, caring educator!
Maryellen Weimer has edited The Teaching Professor newsletter since 1987 and writes the Teaching Professor Blog.
The Teaching Professor Blog features a new weekly post from Maryellen on such topics as: the scholarship of teaching and learning, classroom policies, active learning, assessment, generational differences, and student performance.
She is a professor emerita of Teaching and Learning at Penn State Berks and won Penn State’s Milton S. Eisenhower award for distinguished teaching in 2005. Dr. Weimer has a Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Penn State.
Dr. Weimer has consulted with over 450 colleges and universities on instructional issues and regularly keynotes national meetings and regional conferences throughout the US and Canada.
She has published several books, including: Inspired College Teaching: A Career-Long Resource for Professional Growth (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning: Professional Literature that Makes a Difference (Jossey-Bass, 2006), Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice (Jossey-Bass, 2002).
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