Just in time for your late summer syllabus planning, we talk to April Conway about the nuts and bolts, and benefits and drawbacks, of alternative forms of assessment like contract grading and its various permutations. Tune in to hear how April has implemented–and adjusted, over the years–her methods of assessment to better align with student needs. April mentions Asao B. Inoue’s groundbreaking book on contract grading, which you can find online here, and also Sherri Craig’s insightful critique of contract grading, available here. And if you’d like a look at April’s own system of assessment, here it is!
Transcript for this episode available here.