Assessment Resources

Alternative grading practices: An entry point for faculty in competency-based education

Progress and Proficiency: Redesigning Grading for Competency Education

Why Focusing on Grades Is a Barrier to Learning

The Effect of Specifications Grading on Students’ Learning and Attitudes in an Undergraduate-Level Cell Biology Course

Experimenting with Specifications Grading

References for Grading and Assessment Colleague Development Days Presentation

Blackstone, B., & Oldmixon, E. (2019). Specifications grading in political science. Journal of Political Science Education, 15(2), 191– 205.

Nilson, L. B. (2015). Specifications grading: Restoring rigor, motivating students, and saving faculty time. Stylus Publishing, LLC.

Pollio, H. R., & Beck, H. P. (2000). When the tail wags the dog: Perceptions of learning and grade orientation in, and by, contemporary college students and faculty. The Journal of Higher Education, 71(1), 84– 102.

Wilson, L. O. (2016). Anderson and Krathwohl–Bloom’s taxonomy revised. Understanding the New Version of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Woolfolk, A. (2015). Educational Psychology. (13th Edition). New York, NY: Pearson.