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Reading relevant to learning and teaching issues, trends and strategies.
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Teacher - ACER

Teacher - ACER | Learning and Teaching Musings | Scoop.it
A new online national publication for school educators, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research.
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Geoff Masters discusses the limitations of an A-E grading system and some alternatives.

 

"The alternative is to find ways of showing where students are in their long-term progress through an area of learning. What point have they reached, what progress have they made, and what are they ready to learn next?"

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Grading system for schools gets a fail from Australian Council for Education Research

Grading system for schools gets a fail from Australian Council for Education Research | Learning and Teaching Musings | Scoop.it
Grading students from A to E in their twice-yearly reports can fail to help them reach their academic potential, a leading education researcher says.
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A-E grades failing students. More thorough and useful feedback is needed.

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Comment Only Marking

Comment Only Marking | Learning and Teaching Musings | Scoop.it
Providing feedback that moves learners forward is another of Dylan Wiliam's 5 key strategies. Research has shown that feedback in the form of comments only, motivates students to learn more and ult...
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A practical and convincing argument for comment only marking.

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