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Publications [#47873] of Omari H. Swinton

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  1. Omari H. Swinton, Grading for Effort: The Success Equals Effort Policy at Benedict College (March, 2006)
    (last updated on 2006/11/09)

    In the Fall of 2004, Benedict College—a Historically Black College in Columbia (SC)–began enforcing a new grading policy called Success Equals Effort. Under this new policy, students taking freshman and sophomore level courses are assigned grades that explicitly reward not only content learning (“knowledge” grade) but also measures of effort (“effort” grade). This paper describes the details of the policy and the reasons for its adoption, and attempts a first evaluation of the impact of the grading policy thus far.

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