Project Description

This autoethnographic case study approaches grading as another form of classroom interaction.   The narrative explores alternative approaches to evaluation and grading including the use of a risk aversion model, shifting to more formative (provide feedback) versus summative assessment (a grade), shifting the discourse to a focus on improvement, and technologies that can speed grading and assist in this transition to engaging students more fully in the educational process.  Proposed is viewing assessment from a three-level perspective: meeting expectations or performance expected of an undergraduate major; exceeding expectations or performance expectations of a professional in the field; or not meeting expectations or the performance expectations of a major with significant skill/knowledge gaps or a non-major. Discussed are implications for students and teachers as well as future directions for research.


  • Role:  Principle Investigator
  • Co-Investigator:  None
  • Level:  Late
  • Status:  Manuscript under review at SSCA