5a: Developing Fair, Consistent, and Transparent Grading Practices
In this module, faculty learn to implement research-based grading practices aligned to their grading philosophy and course content. In addition, the module includes information on setting grading policies for late assignments and extra credit and effectively communicating grading practices to students.
To satisfy the module requirements, faculty must apply at least one technique, such as sharing their grading policy with students, assigning different values to assignments based on learning opportunities, or offering extra credit for improved learning.
This module is one of five modules under ACUE’s unit on Assessing to Inform Instruction and Promote Learning.
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