"How Many Points is this Worth?": Exploring Grading Contracts in the English Classroom

Open Access
Author:
Douglas, Margaret Mae
Area of Honors:
Secondary Education
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Jamie Myers, Thesis Supervisor
  • Angiline Louisa Whitney, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • education
  • secondary education
  • grading
  • contract grading
Abstract:
This thesis examines the shortcomings of the traditional grading system in high school classes and explores alternative approaches to grading in the English classroom. Classroom research explores contract grading as an effective option among high-achieving students to create a safe environment for deep learning and creative risk-taking.