On Grading

I got to thinking about grading the other day after seeing a question on Facebook. We’ll get to that question in a minute, but first I want to try to outline a grading scheme I used towards the end of my teaching career. It is based on how free-response question on AP Calculus exams are…

Percentages Don’t Make the Grade

Well, the AP exams have been written and the dust has settled. Folks are posting their answers on the Community Bulletin Boards. (I never post mine – too many mistakes.) The other thing that always gets discussed at this time of year is whether this year’s exam is more difficult or less difficult than last…