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Utilization of Specification Grading in Upper Division STEM Courses

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Specifications grading is an assessment strategy based on mastery learning, clear learning objectives, and frequent evaluation/feedback. Usually this type of assessment strategy has been applied primarily to lower division and “gateway” courses due to its focus on mastery of material for future courses. Its application, however, is not limited to such courses and can be applied to upper division courses much in the same way focusing on mastery of material for students graduating soon and entering the work force or graduate school.

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Utilization of Specification Grading in Upper Division STEM Courses

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Specifications grading is an assessment strategy based on mastery learning, clear learning objectives, and frequent evaluation/feedback. Usually this type of assessment strategy has been applied primarily to lower division and “gateway” courses due to its focus on mastery of material for future courses. Its application, however, is not limited to such courses and can be applied to upper division courses much in the same way focusing on mastery of material for students graduating soon and entering the work force or graduate school.