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CTTL Faculty Repository: Contract Grading

Strategies for Alternative Assessment and Grading

Contract Grading Examples

Mastery Grading Canvas Tutorial (video)

Ungrading Resources shared from David S. Buck

Alternative / Mastery-Based Grading Resources

💥 Excellent “Alternative Grading” handout from Drew Lewis (@siwelwerd

Using MBL Principles in Writing & Literature Courses

Motivating Students: Key Factors

Single-Point Rubric

Labor-Based Grading

Labor-Based Grading Contracts: Building Equity and Inclusion in the Compassionate Writing Classroom—Asao B. Inoue

Student LBG Reflections

A Unilateral Grading Contract to Improve Learning and Teaching [co-written with Jane Danielewicz]—Peter Elbow

Specifications Grading

Specifications Grading: Restoring Rigor, Motivating Students, and Saving Faculty Time—Linda B. Nilson


▶ A comprehensive Ungrading Reading List (I believe this is from @meganvonbergen)

Wad-Ja-Get? The Grading Game in American Education—Howard Kirschenbaum, Rodney Napier, and Sidney B. Simon; With a new introduction by Professor Barry Fishman

Punished by Rewards—Alfie Kohn (plus “The Case against Grades”)

Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School—Starr Sackstein

Grading for Equity—Joe Feldman

UNgrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What To Do Instead)—Susan D. Blum, Editor

▶ The #UngradingSlowChat (June-December 2020)

▶ The #Ungrading Virtual Book Club (December 2020-June 2021)

▶ The #Ungrading Edcamp (November 4-6, 2021)

▶ The Let’s Talk! #Ungrading Twitter Spaces convos (December 2021-current)

Crowdsourcing Ungrading (open, CC-licensed text, with contributions from #ungrading folks)

Ungrading: A Road to Equity (my default presentation)

Questions about ENGL-121 (my *liquid* syllabus in which I introduce my ungrading assessment to students)

Labor Support Group [Template] (student groups of 5-6 members)

Charter for Compassion 

▶ Coming soon (I hope!). . . an open, CC-licensed children’s book— 

Gone Goes the Grade Bunch: An ungrading book for kids who see learning for what it is!



▶ From Jesse Stommel



▶ My Labor-Reflex Model


How to do Contract Grading in Canvas