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Identify alternative grading methods for students with special needs.

Provide examples of appropriate uses of each alternative grading method.

In addition, provide 1 to 2 resources.

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Rubrics, holistic scoring, and checklist grading are three methods to simplify and speed grading of papers. Rubrics, which are simple guidelines, can help individual instructors clarify their grading standards for themselves and their students. Holistic scoring, which uses simplified scoring and rubrics, can provide both individuals and groups with fast, objective grading systems. Checklist grading, which uses a prepared list of requirements, can offer students more detailed advice, practice, and mastery of techniques.

There are alternative methods of grading using a rubric: (1) You may offer the rubric to students as a general guideline, then grade holistically: that is, you may tell students the rubric represents what you tend to look for but, when you evaluate, you will read the paper and then give it a single letter grade according to what seems right. (2) Another common alternative is to provide a score for each criterion in your rubric, with equal weight given to each, such that the overall grade represents the average of the individual criteria (e.g., by having five criteria that earn scores of "C B A C A" or "2 3 4 2 4," ...

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The expert identifies alternative grading methods for students with special needs. Alternative grading methods for provided examples are given.

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Benchmark 1 Benchmark 2 Benchamark 3 Benchmark 1 Benchmark 2 Benchmark 3
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Andrew 47 52 66 Avery 72 64 66
Anthony 71 75 81 Anthony 98 92 99
Brenda 28 66 68 Averill 75 60 68
Carmen 58 62 71 Cana 45 59 55
Dana 77 81 88 Danielle 82 69 70
Heidi 45 62 71 Harry 63 74 82
Jeffrey 81 69 85 Jenna 50 44 78
John n/a 78 77 Jona 100 86 95
Jorge 63 57 81 Jorge 83 91 88
Jose 57 51 74 Josefa 52 66 72
Joshua 88 91 93 Josephina 43 52 69
Kim 81 77 65 Kila 95 88 93
Latisha 64 81 71 Latese 77 60 83
Maria 95 91 96 Mario 52 84 90
Matthew 65 76 77 Matie 88 92 79
Rachel 62 44 68 Ray 68 73 84
Robert 89 67 88 Roberto 70 50 77
Rupert 36 51 61 Rufus 92 100 98
Sara 75 68 62 Sharon 80 67 94
Seth 89 68 77 Shibon 73 65 73
Sheetal 71 66 84 Stefanie 50 70 65
Stephanie 92 94 93 Silva 98 90 100
Tara 88 92 83 Taya 97 97 98
Tawayna 69 72 68 Toya 94 75 99
Wayne 95 57 92 Wren 85 88 92

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