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In your How to Grade for Learning book, you say that we need to use the most recent assessment data in determining a student's final mark. So if a student does poorly in solving algebraic equations early in a math course, but then improves later, he/she should get the most recent mark.

What about a situation where a student does really well early in the course but then slacks off and becomes less able to meet the outcomes at the end of the course? Which marks should be used then, the earliest or the most recent?

2012-06-29
Jeff
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

The more recent unless you have evidence that there is legitimate reason (reason NOT an
excuse) for the decline in achievement. In that situation the grade probably should be
I(ncomplete) until yo can get evidence that you believe accurately represents the student's
level of achievement.

 

 

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