There isn't a better grading strategy to promote self-reflection, student accountability, and intrinsic motivation!
Progress Cards is a student accountability grading system. Like norms for behavior in a classroom, Progress Cards outline expectations for collaborative work.
There are three cards. Each has a letter grade at the top (A, B, C). The A card explains what a group is doing well. The B card explains what the group is doing well and what the group needs to do to get a higher grade. The C card provides suggestions for improvement.
The teacher walks around the room and gives each group a card based on their collaborative effort and work. When a card is given, students stop working, read the card, and discuss their progress. Students should discuss what they can do to improve. Progress Cards can change as groups improve. At the end of the activity or task, Progress Cards become the final grade for the collaborative work.
You can find and print a set of Progress Cards at the end of this chapter.
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