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Guidelines for

Effective Grading

1. Describe
grading
procedures to
students at
beginning of

2. Clarify that
course grade will
be based on
achievement only.

3. Explain how
other factors will
be reported.

4. Relate grading
procedures to
intended learning
outcomes.

5. Obtain valid
evidence for
assigning
grades.

6. Try to prevent
cheating.

7. Return and
review all test
results as soon
as possible.

8. Properly weight
the various types
of achievement
included in the
grade.

9. Do not lower
an achievement
grade for
tardiness, weak
effort, or
misbehaviour.

10. Be fair. Avoid


bias. When in
doubt, review the
evidence. If still in
doubt, give the
higher grade.