Tag: grades

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Why Grades Still Matter

November 20, 2018

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

Just before the fall semester began, an essay in The Chronicle, “Why I’m Easy: On Giving Lots of As,” stirred up faculty ire. I’m going to offer a different perspective: Rigorous, differential grading is still relevant. The phenomenon of “easy […]

Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Game-based platform teaches computer science, coding

November 29, 2016

Via: eSchool News

CodeCombat, which offers a platform to help kids learn computer science, announced that it has closed a $2 million seed round of funding from Third Kind Venture Capital, Andreessen Horowitz and Allen & Company. The funding was primarily to help […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

What do grades mean? Many schools are rethinking policies

November 18, 2016

Via: Education Dive

When considering changes to grading policies, administrators must consider their goals for grading systems. Should grades be an assessment of academic progress, exclusively, or tie things like behavior, attendance, and effort in, too? Many people argue the job of schools […]

Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Study reveals elementary math gains

June 8, 2016

Via: eSchool News

A research study from the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University demonstrates a link between an adaptive learning program and improvement in mathematics achievement for students in grades 3-5. The study examined Dreambox Learning and the individual […]