In the video below, we talk about grading and assessments.
We grade students for multiple reasons:
- Assessment ABOVE learning (higher authorities are expecting it)
- Assessment FOR learning (we want to give feedback to our students learning and receive it back regarding our teaching)
- Assessment OF learning (we need to know what the students have (and have not) learned )
For a full discussion, please watch the video and contact me with any questions or comments.
References are also listed here for your convenience.
Harlen, W., & James, M. (1997). Assessment and learning: Differences and relationships between formative and summative assessment. Assessment in Education, 4(3), 365-379. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/caie20/current#.Uvg6rrQXe0c
Peterson, E., & Siadat, M. V. (2009). Combination of formative and summative assessment instruments in elementary algebra classes: A prescription for success. Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 16(2), 92-102. Retrieved from http://newforums.com/submissions/japplres.htm
Popham, W. J. (2008). Formative assessment: Seven stepping stones to success. Principal Leadership, 9(1), 16-20. Retrieved from http://www.principals.org/KnowledgeCenter/Publications.aspx
If you would like to learn more specific to grading and rubrics in Canvas, please see this video tutorial here: