131 – SPARK – Stop Treating Grades as Wages

By Tim Cavey

Here’s what happens when we treat grades as wages:
1️⃣ Teachers try to grade EVERYTHING
2️⃣ Teachers feel compelled to give marks for effort
3️⃣ Teachers put zeroes in gradebooks
4️⃣ Quantity > quality
5️⃣ Bonus marks distort the assessment picture
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