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Stimulating Students to Succeed with Standards Based Grading

Jean Marie Linhart*, Central Washington University
Talk Abstract: 
Students often don't master required prerequisite material in foundational courses, and then they struggle in later courses that require mastery of earlier concepts. To move students towards mastery learning and full proficiency, I implemented Standards Based Grading in Discrete Mathematics, requiring them to fully master certain areas in order to pass the class. Students can retake evaluations as needed to pass. Their grade is based on the number of learning objectives mastered over the course of the quarter.
Time Slot: 
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 14:45
Room Number: 
STAG 163