Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Grading Exams

I've written about the difficulties of grading exams and about the fact that it's almost impossible to get the perfect distribution. We have our tricks. Now, Daniel J. Solove of Concurring Opinions has let the cat out of the bag by revealing one of our most garded secrets—the staircase technique. He spills the beans in A Guide to Grading Exams.

You'd think there ought to be a movement to drum him out of the teacher's union, but no, instead his article is advertised in The 98th Carnival of Education. What is this world coming to?

1 comment:

  1. one of our most garded secrets—the staircase technique

    Sorry, Larry, that particular cat was out of the bag at least 25 years ago down here in the States. Once the grad students know, you might as well put it on a billboard.

    [Hmm. Blogger knows who I am today. Wonder what's different? - aka jackd]