Analysis of Student Achievement in Specifications Grading Courses

To impact student success in science and math courses, several instructors have adopted the assessment methodology specifications grading. Using this approach, students control their grades through multiple attempts (with limitations) on assessments of course objectives that clearly define core skills and knowledge requisite for success. In this presentation, we present the ways in which we have implemented this methodology, the lessons learned over the last 2 years during implementation, and suggestions on how this methodology can be adapted to a variety of courses and subject areas. We also will present data on student demographics, student achievement, and student beliefs.

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10:00am to 10:50am

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