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Colleague to Colleague Tech Talk: Standards-Based Grading

Friday, September 30, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This month’s Tech Talk is less about technology and more about pedagogy and course design.

Several faculty in the Mathematics Department have adopted a standards-based grading approach in their courses. Join us for this presentation as they walk us through the new course design and talk about the strengths and challenges of this approach.

About Standards-Based Grading

Standards-based grading is an assessment system that evaluates student progress in relation to specific course objectives. Unlike traditional grading schemes that tend to only report grades as an aggregate score, a standards-based model attempts to more accurately describe each students’ progress towards mastery of specific learning objectives. This can be useful for identifying educational strengths and deficits, and is often paired with a reassessment process that permits students to continue to improve upon and demonstrate proficiency with the course content.


  • Dr. Simon Pfeil, Assistant Professor, Mathematics Department
  • Dr. Trey Smith, Professor, Mathematics Department
  • Dr. Dionne Bailey, Professor, Mathematics Department
  • Ms. Autumn Hoover, Senior Instructor, Mathematics Department
Registration for this event is now closed.


Mathematics-Computer Science Building, Room 210

Event Contact

If you are interested in presenting for an upcoming Colleague to Colleague Tech Talk, contact Jayna Phinney at or ext. 6264.