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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Grading and marking (Students)--Iowa; Physics--Study and teaching (Secondary)--Iowa;

Abstract

In recent years, a radical method of assessing students has been gaining popularity. An increasing number of school systems in Iowa and nationwide are implementing standards-referenced grading (Stegmeir, 2014). In standards-referenced grading, grades are determined only by academic factors. This makes grades more accurate, fair, and useful for students and parents. While standards-referenced grading can offer many benefits, stakeholders can often resist making the change (Stegmeir, 2014). The goal of this project is to provide an example of exemplary physics instruction that is assessed using standards-referenced grading in a 9th grade conceptual physics classroom.

Date of Award

2015

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Science Education Program

Department

Department of Physics

First Advisor

Kyle Gray

Comments

Curriculum development project

Keywords: curriculum development, standards based grading, physics

Date Original

2015

Object Description

1 PDF file (71 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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