Student Motivation

Be a Hero, Dump the Zero

  • Posted on: 17 March 2014
  • By: Tina McCoy

Schools across the country are frantically looking for ways to raise student achievement and state test scores. Consultants are working with school staffs to improve teaching, purchase computer programs, engage students, and redesign courses to get students “back to basics.”

But the problem with our schools’ low student achievement might be something much more basic than technology and/or textbooks. It might be the way we assign grades.

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