Thinking About Assessment and Equity

Does grading help, or does it prevent, effective student learning?

Does assessment, rather than help students improve, simply reinforce already-existing inequities–the same inequities we say higher education is supposed to overcome?

How do we evaluate student work without doing damage to the climate in which learning is taking place? 

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Assessing with Equity in Mind

A couple weeks ago, this blog argued for creating an “Equity Mindset” when it came to our work with our students and one another. This week, I’d like to dive into one of the more interesting—and difficult—aspects of equity work in higher education: Assessment. Continue reading “Assessing with Equity in Mind”