Making Grading Better for Everyone: Contract Grading, Learning, and Inclusion

Last year, NYU’s Expository Writing Program conducted a pilot of contract grading: the results were exciting. Though skeptics of contract grading cite the potential for lack of rigor and accountability, students didn’t confirm those concerns. Among the pilot’s positive results, most striking was how well it was received by students from underrepresented communities at NYU. In this TeachTalk, EWP faculty will share how contract grading can be used to enhance learning and inclusion in the classroom.