Assign greater weight to more recent and summative evidence of mastery

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Using Practices That Ensure the Accuracy of Grades

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Assigning More Weight to Recent Evidence of Mastery

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Assign greater weight to more recent and summative evidence of mastery

Summative assessments are designed to determine if the student has learned the content or mastered the skills addressed in the unit, module, or course. Formative assessments and assignments allow students to practice those skills and help to identify where they may benefit from reteaching, additional resources, or further practice. If we include grades from formative assessments, we are including “information while the student is in the midst of learning, including their mistakes” (Feldman, 2018).

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