Standards Based Grading & Reporting
122 views | +0 today
Follow
Standards Based Grading & Reporting
With upcoming Common Core State Standards in most states, a logical shift in grading and reporting is next
Curated by Jay Roth
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Jay Roth from Middle Level Leadership
Scoop.it!

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques | Standards Based Grading & Reporting | Scoop.it

Via Patti Kinney
more...
imaginesolution's curator insight, March 17, 2015 7:20 AM

Great and easy techniques that get students to open up and communicate freely

Scooped by Jay Roth
Scoop.it!

If Your Teacher Likes You, You Might Get A Better Grade

If Your Teacher Likes You, You Might Get A Better Grade | Standards Based Grading & Reporting | Scoop.it
Like likes like: New research supports the notion that teachers favor those who favor them.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jay Roth
Scoop.it!

ACT Addresses My Questions About Common-Core Testing

ACT Addresses My Questions About Common-Core Testing | Standards Based Grading & Reporting | Scoop.it
Back in March, I took to the blog to ask three questions about concerns I had regarding Common Core testing to PARCC and SBAC, the two consortia that are building and field testing the assessments. Last week, Wayne Camara, senior vice president of ACT, emailed and offered responses from ACT.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jay Roth from Professional Learning for Busy Educators
Scoop.it!

18 Ways To Use Rubrics In Education - Edudemic

18 Ways To Use Rubrics In Education - Edudemic | Standards Based Grading & Reporting | Scoop.it

"Rubrics are an extremely useful classroom evaluation tool, though many teachers these days aren’t using them anymore, and don’t think they are necessary. The lovely graphic below from Mia MacMeekin takes a look at rubrics and why they should be used and what they can improve, along with a little guide for teachers on rubrics."


Via John Evans
more...
Chris Carter's comment, May 20, 2014 7:32 PM
Thank you, John Evans. I live on rubrics. I find their clarity removes the, "because he doesn't like me" from the conversation. In my more elevated moments, I appreciate that rubrics communicate al of my expectations with a clarity and specificity that "just telling" the kids never achieves.
Chris Carter's curator insight, May 20, 2014 7:33 PM

Eliminate the guess work. 

Pascal Baquet's curator insight, May 21, 2014 4:08 AM

A way to clarify expectations?

Rescooped by Jay Roth from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

Student Digital Portfolios: Redefining Assessment with iPads & Google Apps - Indiana Jen

Student Digital Portfolios: Redefining Assessment with iPads & Google Apps - Indiana Jen | Standards Based Grading & Reporting | Scoop.it
The first session of day two that I am attending is "Student Digital Portfolios: Redefining Assessment with iPads and Google Apps" by Holly Clark. You can view the slides from her presentation here...

Via John Evans
more...
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 9, 2014 12:19 AM

Digital portfolios and Google docs!

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, February 14, 2014 8:08 AM

I love this graphic for senior capstone projects.

Kathy Silvas's curator insight, March 1, 2014 12:02 PM

What a great and informative "session" on digital portfolios and students' "digital citizenship" -- redefined.

Scooped by Jay Roth
Scoop.it!

10 Assessment Design Tips for Increasing Online Student Retention, Satisfaction and Learning

10 Assessment Design Tips for Increasing Online Student Retention, Satisfaction and Learning | Standards Based Grading & Reporting | Scoop.it
How much time do we put into the design of the assessment plans in our online courses? Is most of that time focused upon summative graded assignments that factor into the course grade?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jay Roth
Scoop.it!

Do You Geddit? A New Instant Feedback for Tool for Teachers

Do You Geddit? A New Instant Feedback for Tool for Teachers | Standards Based Grading & Reporting | Scoop.it
AHave you ever wanted to know exactly what all of your students understand about your lessons at any given point in time? Of course you have. Every teacher has, but it's not as easy as you might thi...
Jay Roth's insight:

Looks like another great feedback tool!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jay Roth from Learning with Mobile Devices
Scoop.it!

Using iPad Screencasting for Feedback and Assessment - iPads in Education

Using iPad Screencasting for Feedback and Assessment - iPads in Education | Standards Based Grading & Reporting | Scoop.it
Screencasting is the process of capturing the screen interactions on your computer - usually along with an audio narrative. It's been a very effective method f…

Via Sam Gliksman
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jay Roth
Scoop.it!

Just ASK Publications and Professional Development - Just for the ASKing!

Just for ASKing!e-newsletter... MAKING THE CASE FOR STANDARDS-BASED GRADING

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jay Roth
Scoop.it!

It’s Time to Stop Averaging Grades

It’s Time to Stop Averaging Grades | Standards Based Grading & Reporting | Scoop.it
You’ve always averaged grades. Your teachers averaged
grades when you were in school and it worked fine. It works
fine for your students.

Does it? Just as we teach our students, we don’t want to
fall for Argumentum ad populum: something is true or good
just because a lot of people think it’s true or good. Let’s take
a look at the case against averaging grades.

Hiding Behind the Math

Just because something is mathematically easy to...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jay Roth
Scoop.it!

New:You Can Now Add Audio Feedback To Students Presentations on Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New:You Can Now Add Audio Feedback To Students Presentations on Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Standards Based Grading & Reporting | Scoop.it
Jay Roth's insight:

Want to add audio, descriptive feedback? Check out Kaizena!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jay Roth
Scoop.it!

Making Grading Personal, and More Enjoyable

Making Grading Personal, and More Enjoyable | Standards Based Grading & Reporting | Scoop.it
The path to better grading lies in formative assessment and student portfolios, teacher Marie-Levey Pabst writes.
Jay Roth's insight:

Op. Ed. from an ELA teacher

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jay Roth from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

Explain Everything: Demonstrating Understanding with Screen Casting - Indiana Jen

Explain Everything: Demonstrating Understanding with Screen Casting - Indiana Jen | Standards Based Grading & Reporting | Scoop.it

"My first session is “Explain Everything: Demonstrating Understanding with Screencasting” by Reshan Richards. It highlights one of my favorite iPad Apps, Explain Everything. You can see the slides for Reshan’s presentation here.  Here’s a great, quick tutorial to familiarize yourself with the app:"

 


Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jay Roth from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

How to Use Google Drive for Descriptive Feedback Using Sharing Options - TapintoTeenMinds

How to Use Google Drive for Descriptive Feedback Using Sharing Options - TapintoTeenMinds | Standards Based Grading & Reporting | Scoop.it

"The consistent and effective use of Descriptive feedback in classrooms has become a popular strategy due to its positive influence on student learning. Based on the research of John Hattie, my colleague, Jason Lynn has given me an in-depth look at Hattie’s work and how we can use it in the classroom.

 

Although the research suggests that providing students with descriptive feedback has the largest influence on student learning, it can be difficult for teachers to find more time to provide this meaningful assessment as learning and assessment for learning tool with regularity."

 


Via John Evans
Jay Roth's insight:

A good start... and better than no descriptive feedback at all.

more...
Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 9, 2014 9:12 AM

This quick video, with written steps as well, shows how to make a separate document to comment on student work. I'm not sure why you need a separate document. Couldn't you write the comments on the original student document? 

Sra Rodenhi's curator insight, February 9, 2014 10:35 AM

read

 

Rescooped by Jay Roth from E-Learning-Inclusivo (Mashup)
Scoop.it!

Saying goodbye to letter grades

Saying goodbye to letter grades | Standards Based Grading & Reporting | Scoop.it

Where Does Your School Stand on Standards-Based Grading?

 

Saying goodbye to letter grades

 

The traditional A-F grading system is quickly becoming a thing of the past. A common objection to such systems is that they can be subjective, especially when assessment of student motivation, effort and classroom behavior are intermingled with assessment of academic achievement. (For example, the assignment of “zeros” for missing homework assignments can have a large negative effect on the grades of students who actually may have met all the necessary learning standards.) Many, such as school improvement coach Dr. Tim Westerberg, also argue that since they are not tied to specific benchmarks for what students need to learn, letter grades often overstate students’ knowledge and skill levels. Such grades also do not take into account student growth, instead reflecting only “an average of what they knew when learning began and when it ended.”

See more here http://timwesterberg.com/blog/standards-based-grading

 

The standards-based alternative—easier said than done?

Just as there are challenges associated with traditional grading practices, the transition to standards-based grading can be a difficult one. Parents may find new report cards hard to understand, and students accustomed to receiving As may lament the transition to a different scale, fearing that colleges will look unfavorably upon new types of grades. In addition, teachers may be unsure of the best way to motivate students to try their best, given the increasing trend of allowing kids to re-do work to earn a better grade.

 

Ken O'Connor, a.k.a. “The Grade Doctor,” (http://www.oconnorgrading.com/index.php)  is a leading expert on issues related to student grading and reporting. Through books and articles, presentations and working with small groups, he helps individuals, schools and school districts improve communication about student achievement. (For more information, visit O’Connor’s Web site, where he answers educators’, students and parents’ questions and offers 15 fixes for outdated and “broken” grading systems, as well as 11 guidelines for standards-based reporting, the current trend.)

Illustrating parent concerns about traditional grading policies, as well as schools’ challenges implementing standards-based grading, some of the questions the Grade Doctor has addressed are reprinted below, with permission


Via Lynnette Van Dyke, juandoming
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jay Roth from Common Core Online
Scoop.it!

Raising the bar - One of many reasons that #CCSS matters

Raising the bar -  One of many reasons that #CCSS matters | Standards Based Grading & Reporting | Scoop.it

HERE’S a multiple-choice question: if the federal government penalises states where pupils do badly in school, but lets the states themselves set the pass mark,...


Via Darren Burris
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jay Roth
Scoop.it!

Educational Leadership:Expecting Excellence:Seven Reasons for Standards-Based Grading

Educational Leadership:Expecting Excellence:Seven Reasons for Standards-Based Grading | Standards Based Grading & Reporting | Scoop.it

If your grading system doesn't guide students toward excellence, it's time for something completely different.

more...
Joann McRell's curator insight, May 9, 2013 2:16 PM

Soooo love the idea of this!