After studying hard and taking exams this week, my students now get some time to relax. I, on the other hand, have a lot of grading to do.
We use the solar system as a way to showcase alternatives to exams.
We provide an impossible STEM quiz! However, we hope we'll learn something along the way.
We saw in Low grades cause drug abuse. that giving lower grades can be detrimental to the students' long-term mental and physical health. We then noted in Grading policies. that the grades we give students should be representative of the amount of material that they understand from the class. We now look at the current grading distributions of the exam grades in my classes.
We discuss the goal of grading and how to reach that goal.