Standards Based Grading - MSTA Change Agent Conference

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Standards Based Grading - MSTA Change Agent Conference

  1. 1. Using Essential Questions Instead of Multiple Prayer Tests (Dipping my toe into the pool of Standards Based Grading) Eric Langhorst South Valley Jr. High - Liberty, Missouri Photo by beexxohh, Flickr
  2. 2. Eric Langhorst 8 th Grade American History South Valley Junior High Liberty, Missouri [email_address] Twitter : @elanghorst www.speakingofhistory.com
  3. 3. If you give me your e-mail, I will send you this presentation and the link to my Diigo list on Standards Based Grading http://www.diigo.com/list/ericlanghorst/ standards-based-grading
  4. 4. Hi. My name is Eric and I have a grading problem. Eric
  5. 5. My Standards Based Journey Photo from Echo9er, Flickr
  6. 6. My Standards Based Journey How I have assessed students in the past
  7. 7. My Standards Based Journey How I have assessed students in the past Why I think I need to change my grading practices
  8. 8. My Standards Based Journey How I have assessed students in the past Why I think I need to change my grading practices What is Standards Based Grading
  9. 9. My Standards Based Journey How I have assessed students in the past Why I think I need to change my grading practices What is Standards Based Grading Creating my foundation for Standards Based Grading
  10. 10. My Standards Based Journey How I have assessed students in the past Why I think I need to change my grading practices What is Standards Based Grading Creating my foundation for Standards Based Grading
  11. 11. The Past How did I get here?
  12. 12. How I have assessed students in the past Multiple choice tests at end of unit
  13. 13. How I have assessed students in the past Some projects / assignments during unit
  14. 14. How I have assessed students in the past Points taken off for late work
  15. 15. How I have assessed students in the past If work is not turned on time then assigned a 0 0
  16. 16. Why Change? Why should I create chaos for myself?
  17. 17. Why I think I need to change my grading practices Just move on after the unit test, no chance to reteach or help students master the standard
  18. 18. Why I think I need to change my grading practices Becomes hopeless if miss a couple of assignments
  19. 19. Why I think I need to change my grading practices Grades depend as much on timing as knowledge
  20. 20. Why I think I need to change my grading practices Grade didn’t really reflect how much the student learned
  21. 21. Why I think I need to change my grading practices Is the grade I give my students based on their learning or “The Promise”
  22. 22. What is Standards Based Grading? Basic concepts
  23. 23. What is Standards Based Grading Student achievement is divided into specific tasks instead of an overall grade for an entire course The specific tasks are generally determined by state and local standards
  24. 24. “ Think of a baseball card — when you looked at Mickey Mantle’s card, it didn’t say an A on the back. It included his fielding average, hitting average, homeruns — then you know why he’s a good player. Why would we give a student just one grade?” – Robert Marzano
  25. 25. What is Standards Based Grading Students provided more feedback on their performance on the assessment Students are provided opportunities to take the assessment again
  26. 26. What is Standards Based Grading The emphasis for the “grades” are placed on specific formative assessments, not on smaller assignments or homework
  27. 27. Next Year My plan for 2011/12
  28. 28. Creating my foundation for Standards Based Grading Dividing each unit I teach into the standards required by the state and my district for 8 th grade social studies
  29. 29. Creating my foundation for Standards Based Grading Creating essential skills to match my Articles of the Week assignments
  30. 30. Creating my foundation for Standards Based Grading Developing more ways to model and demonstrate what quality work is in my class
  31. 31. Creating my foundation for Standards Based Grading Providing more feedback to students through frequent formative assessments – exit cards, clickers, reflections
  32. 32. Creating my foundation for Standards Based Grading Creating a system to allow students to retake assessments when they have demonstrated they have done additional work
  33. 33. Rick Wormeli – video from YouTube http://youtu.be/TM-3PFfIfvI
  34. 34. Creating my foundation for Standards Based Grading Adjusting the 1,2,3,4 scale to the 100 point system for the gradebook 100%
  35. 35. Next year our district will use this conversion for teachers using standard based grading   4 100 3.5 98 3 93 2.5 85 2 78 1.5 70 1 65 .5 60
  36. 36. Creating my foundation for Standards Based Grading Communicating the new system with parents and providing updates on its implementation
  37. 37. Creating my foundation for Standards Based Grading Creating a system to manage scores on assessments and attempts by students
  38. 38. Creating my foundation for Standards Based Grading Include a portion on the grade report for effort, discipline, tardies, attendance
  39. 39. Using Essential Questions Instead of Multiple Prayer Tests (Dipping my toe into the pool of Standards Based Grading) Eric Langhorst South Valley Jr. High - Liberty, Missouri Photo by beexxohh, Flickr

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