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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