No Zeroes Grading and “The Game”

First read this We are Teachers post. From a mathematical point of view, using the 50% minimum grade makes sense. The problem when trying to implement this is that the rest of the system remains unchanged, so the implementation attempt fails. Or, as we saw in this article, other simultaneous changes muddy the waters. I love that we are trying to change an antiquated grading system and I will always support explorations such as this. However, bigger than the actual grades is that over and over we hear about students trying to ‘game’ the system. The fact that there is even a system to be ‘gamed’ tells us that the system is broken, fundamentally. #grades #education ##innovativelearning

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