Quick Grading Poll

The Buckets by Greg Cravens
The Buckets by Greg Cravens

This comic was from yesterday and coincidentally, before I saw this comic, a similar discussion came up with my students. I could not find an easy WordPress plugin for polling so we will just have to use the comments, but I want to ask, what view do you have about grading?

The question is, do you start with this teacher’s position that students start with “a clean slate” and they earn their marks? Or do you take the other view that students start with “100” and the teacher “takes away” points during the course of the semester? 

I think that the perspective one has makes a big difference to our perception and experience in a class, whether student or teacher.


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