Effects of Specifications Grading on Achievement Goal Orientation in a Flipped Statistics for Science and Research Course.
Specifications grading promises to increase course rigor, to lower the grading burden on faculty and to increase student motivation. Here, I share the findings of a 2-year study where I examined the implementation of specifications grading in a flipped undergraduate statistics course for science majors. Student goal orientation was assessed before and after the course. The use of spec grading in the flipped classroom helped me cover more material at a greater depth and survey data indicate that those students who successfully achieved more bundles and higher hurdles in class, also tended to shift towards the mastery goal orientation.
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