Academic Education (AE)
Instructional Level: Fundamental
Traditional point based grading fails students entering a competency-based workforce: employers require concrete skills and knowledge not "high" grades. Learning theory combined with course examples will provide a rationale for the measurement of student competence. Course examples will highlight basic components of specs grading: pass/fail grading with no partial credit, bundle sequences tied to basic and advanced competency/learning outcomes, and clear alignment to standards. Preliminary course outcome data will be presented. Attendees should bring a personal course syllabus.