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Assessing Students Classically - Charter School Course
Lessons & DiscussionsLesson 1: Assessment and the Classical Tradition (Preview Content)3 Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 2: The History of Grading (Dr. Brian Williams)2 Topics|1 Quiz
Discussion: The History of Grading1 Topic
Lesson 3: The Liberal Arts and Assessment (Andrew Kern)1 Topic
Lesson 4: Robyn Burlew on Meaningful Assessments4 Topics|1 Quiz
Discussion: Christopher Perrin and Robyn Burlew2 Topics
Discussion: Christopher Perrin and Steve Turley1 Topic
End of Course TestEnd of Course Test: Assessing Students Classically - Charter School Course1 Quiz
Lesson 3, Topic 1
- Dr. Brian Williams discusses how the result of a “leaving exam” at Oxford was to direct a student toward future-oriented tasks rather than proclaim a verdict like a judge, prompting the student to leave behind what has been judged. Would this kind of response to an exam help to combat the cram-test-forget cycle that so many students experience? How can you incorporate exam results that direct students toward future-oriented tasks?
- Discuss how your grading system does or does not serve pedagogical ends, institutional ends, and transactional ends at your school or homeschool.
- Discuss how your current grading system could possibly contribute toward curiositas, which is a moral vice of the appetite that misuses the intellect.