Grades and Tests May Miss Measuring What Matters Most in Learning

Melanie Burford for The Chronicle

"Deep approaches" to learning figure prominently in the new edition of the National Survey of Student Engagement.
November 15, 2012

As pressure mounts on colleges to document what their students learn, it remains tough to judge from outside the classroom how much knowledge they gain from their academic experience.

The traditional measure of learning is the course grade. Nothing…

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