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What Are 7 Ways to Assess Students in an Ungraded Classroom?

Gain seven assessment strategies to use in classrooms of any size and classes of any type that maintain the benefits of ungrading while effectively maintaining rigor and high academic standards.


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What Are 7 Ways to Assess Students in an Ungraded Classroom?

Ungrading creates a pathway for learning throughout the semester based on performance, feedback, and demonstrated growth which is perfect for rewarding competency and achievement from students. Although ungrading is gaining momentum in higher education, many educators find it difficult to implement while maintaining rigor and high academic standards.

This 20-Minute Mentor provides seven assessment strategies for educators to use in classrooms of any size and classes of any type and still meet institutional requirements for grading. Gain practical assessment strategies on how to effectively evaluate student learning while still maintaining the spirit of ungrading.

Learning Goals

After viewing this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, participants will be able to:

  • Comprehend how to manage a gradebook in an ungraded classroom
  • Describe the binary approach to grading
  • Implement a more feedback-based approach to grading
  • Model the “I grade-you grade-we grade” process for exams
  • Consider new ways to assess participation in a classroom
  • Undertake a process for midterm and final grade conferences

Topics Covered

  • Managing the ungraded gradebook
  • Oral and Written Exams
  • Participation
  • Grade conferences


This program will benefit:

  • Faculty
  • Instructional Designers
  • Educational Developers


Product Code: PM22QA

Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

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