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Allegory of the Grade

I have been thinking about grades lately and I am pretty sure they are dumb. The main problem is that it seems that many many many people (politicians, parents, students, administrators, some other faculty, and zombies) think that the grade is the THE THING to worry about. Really, it is just a pale representation of…

Tests, study guides and google

I overheard this high school student complaining about a teacher. Here is essentially what she said (about a class her friend is in): “This teacher is crazy. He said we have a test the next day and he gave them a study guide. But he didn’t give the answers to the study guide. My friend…

A note about cramming for tests

The Teaching Professor has a short note about students cramming for exams. The article talks about how you should deal with students cramming for exams. It includes the correct answer: you shouldn’t do anything accept maybe change your tests. What is the purpose of a test? It is some way to evaluate what a student…