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- The Perceived Relevance of Physical Education. Saffici, Christopher // Physical Educator;Fall99, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p138
Examines the relevance of teaching physical education. Benefits of physical activity; Things that physical education teachers need to consider when trying to connect to all students; Differences in grading between physical education and other subjects in school; Ethical accountability; Conclusion.
- Grades, Money and the Economic Orientation to Education. // Teaching Professor;Dec2004, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p5
Focuses on the relevance between school credits and grades among students. Good performance provided by students in exchange of grades; Impact of quantitative grading system on students' motivation; Influence of teachers' interaction and grading practices to their students' perception of grades.
- NO RESTING ON LAURELS. Pardini, Priscilla // Journal of Staff Development;Spring2006, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p38
The article features the consortium formed by Chicago school districts which aimed at pursuing a world-class education for their students. The author has noted its key ingredients namely: strong motivation to keep improving; high quality, research-based professional development that focuses on...
- A Critical Examination of Current Minimum Grading Policy Recommendations. Carifio, James; Carey, Theodore // High School Journal;Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 93 Issue 1, p23
In an effort to reduce failure and attrition rates and to in crease on-time program completion and graduation rates, many schools are adopting a policy of assigning minimum grades. While justifications supporting the policy are often mathematical in nature, some proponents also claim the...
- Council urges teachers to limit use of grades to assess writing. Viadero, Debra // Education Week;12/1/93, Vol. 13 Issue 13, p8
Reports on the call of the National Council of Teachers of English at its 1993 meeting for alternatives to the standard grading approach. Options; Disadvantages of discarding the grades system; Approval of a resolution concerning literature on genocide and intolerance.
- Israeli teachers' opinions about the ideal shape of grade distribution. Moore, Michael // Psychological Reports;Apr94, Vol. 74 Issue 2, p594
Investigates the opinions of a sample of 227 teachers in Israel about the ideal shape of the grade distribution for students. Percentage who believe that every student should receive a high grade on a teacher-made test; Percentage who believe that the ideal grade distribution should be...
- States Need Updates For Managing Data, Analysis Concludes. Hoff, David J. // Education Week;10/22/2003, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p1
U.S. States will need to make major upgrades to their data-collection systems in order to take full advantage of the mounting wealth of student test results, according to a new analysis from a group tracking state accountability plans. Just 21 states, for example, are tracking individual student...
- Some Experiments in Education. Packard, Russell L. // Education;Jun1930, Vol. 50 Issue 10, p623
The author describes three experiments he conducted in three first-year classes in a teachers college. The experiments focused on three problems, namely about students' interest in their schools' grading system, students' interest in objective examinations and students' knowledge of the work...
- Creating a Student Centered Learning Environment at the University of Denver. DELYSER, RONALD R.; THOMPSON, SHEILA S.; EDELSTEIN, JERRY; LENGSFELD, CORINNE; ROSA, ALBERT J.; RULLKOETTER, PAUL; WHITMAN, ROBERT; WHITT, MARGARET // Journal of Engineering Education;7/ 1/2003, Vol. 92 Issue 3, p269
A team of faculty members at the University of Denver changed the learning environment in key courses in the Department of Engineering from predominately teacher centered to student centered. Through this funded project new grading methods were implemented, classrooms were renovated and wired...