Comments on: Grades are Worse Than a Blurry Surveillance Photo Education on the Edge Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:55:56 +0000 hourly 1 By: John Bennett Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:30:31 +0000 With grades:
1. Lower that wanted, raise it.
2. Much too low, drop the course.
3. Higher than expected, slack off.
4. Much higher, tell friends “Gut course.”

Grades only focus on the “GPA Game!!!”
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By: Tricia Whenham Tue, 07 Apr 2015 19:39:07 +0000 I just always like concrete, visual examples. It’s a nice way of showing that any one measure (like one single test) only represents a fraction of the student. We need tools that give the full picture.
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By: Gerald Aungst Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:34:58 +0000 Tricia, I appreciate your comment. What is it you found particularly valuable about this example? How do you think it will help you communicate the idea better? I appreciate any feedback you can give me on how to extend or improve the concept.
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By: Mark Barnes Mon, 06 Apr 2015 14:48:43 +0000 Thanks Tricia. Also consider inviting the naysayers to the Teachers Throwing Out Grades Facebook group and #TTOG 24/7 twitter chat. Great conversation on these networks.
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By: Tricia Whenham Mon, 06 Apr 2015 14:30:18 +0000 I’ve had many, many conversations with people about how limiting any one measure of a kid is. Next time I’ll use your blurry photo example – very effective!