Convention Program Description: Learn practical suggestions to enhance the validity of your grading procedures. A list of Do’s and Don’ts will be provided as well as directions in writing quizzes and tests. Do you use percentages or points? Find out the perils of each. Two electronic gradebooks will be emailed to each participant; these gradebooks are easy to use and are alternatives for teachers who do not already use a grading software program.
Smith, Samuel J., "Making the Grade: Practical Tips for Improving the Fairness of Student Grades" (2007). Faculty Publications and Presentations. 39.
Handout for the accompanying PowerPoint, “Making the Grade.”
Assessment ACSI - PERCENT Gradebook 071030.xls (35 kB)
Excel gradebook template based on a percentage system of grading.
Assessment ACSI - POINTS Gradebook 071030.xls (899 kB)
Excel gradebook template based on a point system of grading.