0s on a 100 Point Scale

This is a very interesting video where Rick Wormeli, author of “Fair Isn’t Always Equal” talks about his views on what it really means to give a 0 if you use a 100 point scale.

It adds an interesting dimension to the debate on zeros and that’s the motivation behind giving one.  Is it done as a consequence?  Or as a punishment?  Is there a difference?

If you haven’t a had a chance to read Rick’s book I highly suggest it.  I’ll always remember seeing Rick in keynote for the first time when he said that Equal means everyone in the room gets a pair of shoes.  Fair means that the shoes fit your feet.


About Cherra-Lynne Olthof

I've been a middle school teacher for my entire career (which began in 2001). Like my students, I too am a life long learner. My goals include helping my students to achieve their goals, support them in their learning, and to encourage them to think "beyond the grade".
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