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This program is tentative and subject to change.

Fri 22 Mar 2024 19:00 - 22:00 at Meeting Rooms B115-116 - Workshop

As proposed by Linda B. Nilson in Specifications Grading: Restoring Rigor, Motivating Students, and Saving Faculty Time, Specifications Grading is an assessment paradigm that relies on pass/fail grading of assignments and assessments, the structuring of course content into modules linked to learning outcomes, and the bundling of assignments and assessments within those modules. One intention of this type of course grading construct is to align assessment more closely with student attainment of intended learning outcomes. Many of the features of Specifications Grading make it more equitable. While there has been very visible work in incorporating Specifications Grading in some academic areas (e.g., in mathematics), examples of the use of Specifications Grading in computer science courses are less common. The goal of this workshop is to introduce the concepts of Specifications Grading and explain how to apply these concepts to a wide range of computing courses and class sizes. Each participant should leave the workshop with the ability to revise their course syllabus and assignments to incorporate Specifications Grading. Access to many examples and resources will be provided.

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Fri 22 Mar

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19:00 - 22:00
Workshop 304: Transform Your Computer Science Course with Specifications Grading
David Largent Ball State University, Christian Roberson Florida Southern College, Linda Wilson Texas Lutheran University, Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones University of North Carolina Charlotte