Like homework, assessment is a hot-button issue in education. Unfortunately, when the topic of assessment is raised, most educators think testing.
Few consider traditional grading as a topic of debate, because they have always assessed learning one way–with numbers and letters. As Common Core testing ignites widespread debate about the merits of a standardized grading system, educators worldwide are beginning to question the merits of any type of measuring of learning.
In another engaging discussion, members of the Facebook group Teachers Throwing Out Grades take on pass/fail assessment as an alternative to numbers and letters. Here are just a few comments and links shared in this exciting and ongoing conversation.
What do you think? Is pass/fail a fair method of assessment? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below or join Teachers Throwing out Gradesand share your thoughts there.