Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Do our students only respond to high-stakes testing?

Posted 08 Jun 2015 / 0

The Chronicle of Higher Education Facing the Dreaded End-of-Term Question

I do give Final Exams, but they are relatively low stakes (~30% of students’ grades).

Still, I can relate to this piece (a lot!). Increasingly students seem to think that the only thing that matters is the test. In my classes, I actually get a lot of students complaining that anything except their exams are counted towards their final grade! I also wish that my students could appreciate my classes for the learning that goes on and not treat them so much as a set of obligatory hurdles that need to be jumped for credit.

A Minor Post, Higher Education, Teaching

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