July 6, 2011

Edchat teachers tackle grades and feedback

In a remarkable discussion July 5 on the Twitter hashtag, #Edchat, teachers debated the value of grades. As you can see in the image below, a screen capture of part of the chat, the debate quickly turned from the value of grades to useful alternatives, such as narrative feedback.

I was pleasantly surprised to see how many teachers want formative assessment and feedback, over points and grades.The chat made me wonder, though, if so many educators want to eliminate grades, what's stopping us?

You can read the entire chat at this link.