ASSESS THE SITUATION: You may have heard enough discussion with buzzwords like "summative" and "multiple choice." So, looking for some creative ways to give feedback to students? Getting Smart's John Hardison gives some tech-savvy suggestions this week for using products like Audacity to take the stress out of writing long paragraphs of feedback on student work.
Or, if taking points away from that 100% seems too stressful, Rob Steller flips the subtractive grading system on its head in his article on "grading backwards." He supports an additive grading system where a student starts at zero and acquires points, similar to gathering points in a video game. Suddenly, getting 100% doesn't seem so important anymore.