Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Grading and marking (Students)--Iowa; Physics--Study and teaching (Secondary)--Iowa;
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
Master of Arts
Science Education Program
Department of Physics
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© 2015 John C. Chai
Chai, John C., "Instruction and standards-referenced grading in a 9th grade conceptual physics classroom" (2015). Graduate Research Papers. 65.