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This session presents the work of one educational developer and three instructors who collaborated on a “Grading for Learning: Empowering Students with Agency for Growth” initiative at the University of Rhode Island. Highlights include a Faculty Learning Community model and three implementation examples of Specifications Grading across diverse disciplines.

Session Outcomes:

  • Articulate how their grading practices relate to their values as educators and their beliefs about learning and education
    • Identify one small change they can implement in one of their courses to better align its assessment structure with those beliefs and values
    • Evaluate the possibility of facilitating a Book club or designing a Learning Community for colleagues interested in exploring progressive assessment with their own institutional context
    • Connect with partners to help them extend the conversation within their own institution