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Degrading the grading myths : a primer of alternatives to grades and marks

Author: Sidney B Simon; James A Bellanca; William Jay Bailey; National Center for Grading/Learning Alternatives.
Publisher: Washington : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, ©1976.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney B Simon; James A Bellanca; William Jay Bailey; National Center for Grading/Learning Alternatives.
ISBN: 0871200805 9780871200808
OCLC Number: 2502016
Description: vi, 151 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: PART ONE: The issues: To grade or to learn? --
What we know about learning and criteria for practice / Arthur W. Combs --
An experience with failure / Donald D. Holt --
Making classroom competition positive: A facilitating model / Richard L. Curwin and Patrick J. DeMarte --
Who ever cheats to learn? / Sidney B. Simon --
Grading and young children / Sandra Folzer Napier PART TWO: The arguments: Researching the myths, comparing the alternatives --
What research says about grading / Francis B. Evans --
An overview of grading alternatives / James A. Bellanca and Howard Kirschenbaum PART THREE: Some alternatives that work --
A computerized alternative to grading / Keith V. Burba --
A contract method of evaluation / Arthur W. Combs --
A case study: Performance evaluation at Concord Senior High School / William J. Bailey --
New reports for new schooling at John Adams High School /Donald D. Holt --
Beyond letter grades / Patrick J. Dowling PART FOUR: Changing the system --
Dear Parents: What you want to know isn't necessarliy what we want to tell you! / Lois Borland Hart --
The MAP cycle: A change process for grading reform / James A. Bellanca --
The change agent in grading reform / Howard Kirschenbaum --
The day the consultant looked at our grading system / Sidney B. Simon, Howard Kirschenbaum, and Rodney W. Napier --
Changing the grading game: A chronology of progress and pitfalls / James B. Van Hoven --
The principal looks at grading changes / William J. Bailey --
In conclusion: Dispelling the grading myths / Richard L. Curwin.
Responsibility: Sidney B. Simon and James A. Bellanca, editors ; foreword by Philip L. Hosford ; William J. Bailey [and others] ; prepared in cooperation with the National Center for Grading/Learning Alternatives.

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