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Specifications Grading: Restructure Assessments for Your College Course


Live Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

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Specifications grading is an innovative way of grading student work through reimagined assessments. This standards based assessment prepares students for life after college by promoting responsibility and mimicking how performance is measured in the working world. How can you implement specs grading in your classroom and promote student success while saving you time? Join us for this 60-minute webinar where you will discover:

  • What college educators need to know about specifications grading
  • Key benefits and concerns that affect college educators
  • How to switch your course from traditional methods to specs grading
  • Tips for evaluating success and making adjustments as necessary
  • Real world examples of successful implementation in college courses

Program Highlights

  • Specifications Grading: Essential Info for College Educators

    • Proven research on the benefits of specifications grading
    • Similarities and differences of specs grading to traditional systems
    • What are the key principles of specifications grading
    • Real life examples of successful introduction at the college level
  • Implementation Guidelines: How to Convert to Specs Grading

    • Step by step process for transiting from traditional assessments
    • Ways to set up specs grading for different types of courses
    • Keys for bundling specifications that are clear and coherent
    • How to determine an acceptable level of work for students
  • Evaluation Strategies: Keys for Measuring Success

    • How to overcome common struggles with specs learning
    • Keys for effectively measuring performance making adjustments
    • Strategies to communicate expectations & enhance student responsibility
  • Interactive Q&A - Have your questions answered by the expert!

About The Speaker

Robert Talbert, Ph.D (@RobertTalbert) is an Associate Professor in the Mathematics Department at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. Robert was previously on the faculty at Bethel College (Indiana) and Franklin College.

  • Dr. Talbert holds an honors B.S. degree in Mathematics from Tennessee Technological University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University. At Vanderbilt, he was a Master Teaching Fellow for the Center for Teaching and received the B.F. Bryant Prize for Excellence in Teaching as well as the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.
  • Robert's main scholarly interests lie in the scholarship of teaching and learning, especially at the intersection of mathematics, teaching, and technology. He is particularly interested in the inverted or "flipped" classroom model and how this model can solve pedagogical problems in the STEM disciplines related to concept acquisition and self-regulated learning behaviors. He is also interested in how the use of technologies such as classroom response systems and programming languages can be used to facilitate interactive engagement in university mathematics courses.

Program Benefits

Join us for this 60-minute webinar to discover how you can use specifications grading to improve the efficiency of your assessment process and increase the chances of student success in college and the working world.