Assessing students without grades

12/18/2012 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Narrative feedback has replaced grades in the classroom of Mark Barnes, a 20-year teacher and adjunct professor. Under the approach, Barnes provides feedback using a four-part system -- Summarize, Explain, Redirect and Resubmit. Narrative feedback is given daily and assessment is a continuous process, he writes in this blog post. Under the no-grades approach, students are driven to learn -- not discouraged by grades, he writes.

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