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What is the difference between the grading curve in norm-referenced grading and performance standards in criterion-referenced grading? (Hint: See pages 198-202)
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When assigning grades, what factors should a teacher consider in setting a grading curve or performance standards for the class? Why is it recommended that teachers establish grading curves and performance standards prior to assigning grades? (Hint: See pages 197, 202, 205)
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How should different kinds of assessments be weighted? Who should make this decision? (Hint: see pages 213-214)
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What are some of the challenges of grading students with exceptionalities? Describe alternative grading strategies that can help overcome these challenges. (Hint: See pages 223-228)
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"The success and meaningfulness of grades is dependent upon the success and meaningfulness of the assessments on which the grades are based." Why is this so? What happens when the assessments on which grades are based are not successful and meaningful? (Hint: See pages 215-216)
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