Incorporating Specifications Grading to Promote Critical Reading of Primary Sources

I redesigned my course, Theories of Personality, to provide students frequent opportunities to develop skills in critical reading of primary sources via specifications grading (Nilson, 2015).  I will provide strategies for incorporating specifications grading and discuss its main benefit:  No student can earn a grade of C without meeting minimum specifications for the course’s student learning outcomes.  I will discuss student reactions to this grading system, which are mostly favorable.  I will also share ancillary materials that I provide students to help improve their critical reading skills.

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1:00pm to 1:50pm

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