We submitted our book!
... so we're taking a short break.
If you’ve been with us for a while, you know that Robert and I have been writing a book about alternative grading with the same name as this blog: Grading for Growth.
This past week, we took a big step towards making that book a reality: We officially submitted our book to Stylus Publishing!
We think that our book will be both useful and motivational for instructors throughout higher education. It provides a practical manual for using alternative grading across disciplines, in classes ranging from small labs to huge lecture halls, and for instructors in any sort of position or department.
There are plenty of steps remaining before our book will be available. I mean, we haven’t even decided on a subtitle yet.1 But with the book officially in the hands of an editor, we’re ready to take a short break, and today is conveniently the Labor Day holiday!
So, we will see you next week with more thoughts, philosophy, practical advice, and occasional rants. Until then, feel free to check out some of the best of our past writing:
When is a number not a number? (Averaging points isn’t just a bad idea, it’s mathematically unsound.)
Grading for Equity with Grading for Growth (How alternative grading can be much more equitable than traditional grading.)
How specifications grading changed my view of academic dishonesty (It is what it says on the tin.)
Building Trust (One of the most important things you can do at the start of a semester.)
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