In May 2023, I ended the semester ready to explore how to improve the learning experience for students in my courses. I was pleased with their learning, but I felt there were missed opportunities to support learners’ wellbeing beyond traditional grading.

Enter, Specifications Grading.

On this site, I will share what I am learning by implementing Specifications Grading as a framework that values high standards and development in a way that emulates professional practice.

Recapping Fall 2023

In the video below, I recap a few bits of what I learned this semester using Specifications Grading.

Thanks for following along, and please share your discoveries using Specifications Grading. We’re all learners here!

Dennis Cheatham

Associate Professor, Communication Design

Miami University

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