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Cdn EdWire – Edmonton ‘Zeros’ In On Grading and Assessment Practices

A teacher suspended for giving students zeros touches off an emotional and polarizing discussion among educators and the public about no-zero policies.

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Zeros for missed work unfairly skew grades: education experts – Edmonton Journal

Photo by: V8Media

Zeros for missed work unfairly skew grades: education experts – Edmonton Journal

Students are held accountable in better ways, authorities say – Edmonton Journal

Education minister sees a zero grade as last resort for teachers – Calgary Herald

Edmonton trustee wants ‘no-zero’ marking policy reviewed – CBC
Trustees get earful after teacher suspended for giving “0” marks for uncompleted work

RELATED BLOG/EDITORIAL COMMENTARY

Professionals Don’t Use Marks to Motivate – CEA Blog (Bruce Beairsto)

What a zero really says – For the love of learning (Joe Bower)

Staples: Good reason for popular uprising against No Zeros policy – Edmonton Journal

Thousands say students should get zeros – Edmonton Journal

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