Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
abstract algebra, testing, learning, college students
Specifications grading offers an alternative to more traditional, points-based grading and assessment structures. In place of partial credit, students are assessed pass/fail on whether or not they have achieved the learning outcomes being assessed on a given piece of work according to certain specifications, with limited opportunities for revision of non-passing work. This talk will describe the learning outcomes and specifications grading system I used in my Fall 2016 abstract algebra course, as well as student responses.
Janssen, Mike, "Specifications Grading in a First Course in Abstract Algebra" (2017). Faculty Work: Comprehensive List. 630.