• Assessment and Evaluation

    Assessing student participation and attendance

    While everyone agrees a grade is designed to represent what a student has learned, some educators also think grade should be used to motivate students. When our students seemed less inclined to attend or participate during and after the pandemic, we turned to something the grading literature does not support – giving a grade for being in class. Here’s a quick summary of what the research says on the subject of grades for participating (like the 1 mark quiz) or attending: You might thinkĀ  What research says What experts recommend Giving a small grade for attendance motivates students to come to class You should include academic achievements, not behavior, in…