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A Community of Practice for Math Instructors

Alternative Grading

We define alternative grading as an inclusive continuum of practices focused on four key aspects:

  1. clearly communicating content standards and expectations,
  2. providing helpful student feedback,
  3. using grades/marks to indicate progress, and
  4. supporting the revision, resubmission, or reattempts of student work, without penalty.

If you align to any of these practices, please join us in expanding and supporting this community through the connections and networks and opportunities for collaboration on this page.

Discussion Forums

Facilitated Courses

Annual Conference

Shared Resources

Discussion Forums - TeaTime

A monthly opportunity to share, network, and grow your practice with alternative grading.

Free Event

Standing Agenda:

  • Welcome & introductions via chat
  • Pain points for support
  • Topic of the month
  • End on wins

Spots are limited to allow for a chance to converse. All times are Pacific Time.

College Bridge Tea Time - Discussion Forums​

Scheduled Tea Times and Topics

Important considerations for the Spring term – syllabus policies and Covid back-ups

January 27, 2022
3:30 pm -
4:30 pm

Reassessments flops and flips, what’s too much, too little, or just right?

February 24, 2022
3:30 pm -
4:30 pm

Important considerations for Midterms and progress reports

March 24, 2022
3:30 pm -
4:30 pm

Facilitated Courses

Alternative Grading for Higher Education Instructors

Promoting Student Success & Deeper Learning through Grading Practices

Promoting Student Success & Deeper Learning through Grading Practices

Annual Conference


Shared Resources

Grading for Growth – blog run by Dr. David Clark and Dr. Robert Talbert.

Mastery Grading/Resources – is a collection of a variety of resources related to Mastery Grading.

A Beginner’s Guide to Standards Based Grading – a great introduction by Dr. Kate Owens

PRIMUS special issue on Mastery Grading –  A collection of articles on mastery grading in math (sometimes behind a paywall, check your Library for access)

Join the Alternative Grading Slack Space for an more private field of engagement.

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Feel free to reach out to us anytime.