Friday, October 30, 2015
Learning Beyond Letter Grades: Exploring the Promise and Possibility of Assessment
Why do so many schools use letter grades? What do they tell us and fail to tell us about the learners? What is the relationship between letter grades, student learning, and assessment? This three-part course (November 5, November 19, December 2; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) will allow participants to consider different ways to augment or enhance the common letter grade system by designing a variety of formative assessment or feedback strategies. We will examine the benefits and limitations of several options: peer assessment & workshopping, self-assessment, portfolio assessment, narrative assessment, authentic assessment, and competency-based assessment. In this ELI online course, “Learning Beyond Letter Grades: Exploring the Promise & Possibility of Assessment,” you will be invited to examine a variety of real world examples of learning organizations that use or support these different assessment models in place of or in addition to a traditional letter grade system. For more information, click here.