Frequently Asked Questions


What is Power Law?

posted Nov 22, 2010, 7:20 AM by kfloyd@warwicksd.org

Power Law, in essence, predicts what the student’s next score will be based on scores already present.

Source: Easy Grade Pro 4.0, FAQ: What is the Power Law Formula for standards-based grading?

How does Power Law work?

posted Nov 22, 2010, 7:16 AM by kfloyd@warwicksd.org   [ updated Nov 23, 2010, 9:11 AM ]

Lets say for instance…

“If a student were assessed right now on a skill, at what level would the student likely perform?”

 

Answer…

Since a student’s grade on a standard/concept is meant to be an indication of their level of understanding of that specific skill (at that moment in time), then the Power Law formula can be used to calculate grades. This calculation assists in showing the grading trend, as opposed to an average of all the grades.

 

Source: Easy Grade Pro 4.0, FAQ: What is the Power Law Formula for standards-based grading?

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