No, Retakes Are Not a Bad Idea

Published: 2019-08-14 03:55 |

Category: Grading | Tags: assessment, commentary, equity, opportunity, retakes, retort, sbg, standards based grading

There's an Edutopia article cycling around which argues against allowing retakes on assessments. The author builds a case focused on motivation, mental health, and teacher effectivness.

Instead of doing a large breakdown here, I annotated the original article with my pushback in context.

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