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THREAD: I loved the chapter “What about grades” from @biblioracle’s #WhyTheyCantWrite. Does a S who goes from “D+ work” to “C+ work” deserve a lower final grade than the S who remains at a “B+ performance” the whole semester? Is this symptomatic of a broken scoring system? 👇
As graders, sometimes we mistakenly focus on a universal destination (that’s devoid of any context) as that which determines a S’s grade. The Ss who get closer to this abstract destination get the superior grade, which reinforces inequality... #WhyTheyCantWrite #Ranciere18
What if we focused on each S’s starting point & focused less on an abstract outcome that effaces all considerations of each S’s unique situation? Grade the S’s journey. Perhaps it’s a way to move from extrinsic to intrinsic motivators... #WhyTheyCantWrite #Ranciere18 @MrShakedown
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