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Standards Based Grading

  1. 1. Standards Based Grading Our Journey of ImplementationEric LanghorstSouth Valley Junior High SchoolLiberty, Missouri http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/4848088053/
  2. 2. 8th Grade American History Teacher South Valley Junior High Liberty, Missouri
  3. 3. Adjunct Graduate FacultyBaker University & Park University
  4. 4. Currently writing dissertation Doctor of Education Walden UniversityTopic – Social Studies Teachers Using Twitter to Collaborate
  5. 5. www.ericlanghorst.com/sbg• Copy of presentation• Handouts• Links to resources• Contact information
  6. 6. Plan for today Philosophy of assessment Determining what is important Building assessments Checking for understanding Retakes Communicating the results Resources
  7. 7. our journey2 years ago• Thinking more about assessments• Begin more standards based type assessmentLast year• All standards based assessments• Full implementation for 8th grade American History
  8. 8. Purpose of Assessment• Determine if students have an understanding of the most important objectives in the course.• What is the next step if students don’t “get it” on the first try?
  9. 9. comfortable satisfied
  10. 10. my old system• Unit Tests (100 points each)• Activities• Projects• Article of the Week• Extra Credit
  11. 11. Purpose of Assessment• Determine if students have an understanding of the most important objectives in the course.• What is the next step if students don’t “get it” on the first try?
  12. 12. What does an “A” grade mean?What does a “F” grade mean?
  13. 13. What does a 100% grade mean?What does a 75% grade mean?
  14. 14. 1 select what you think is most important
  15. 15. If every standard wasadequately taught in our school system, instead of K-12 we would have K-22.Do you even want to think about what a 28year old high school senior would be like?
  16. 16. Prune your objectives. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cq-biker/6357900785/
  17. 17. learning goals
  18. 18. South Valley Junior High 8th Grade American HistoryUnit 3 – Creating A GovernmentLearning Goal 3.1Describe two weaknesses of theArticles of Confederation.
  19. 19. South Valley Junior High 8th Grade American HistoryUnit 3 – Creating A GovernmentLearning Goal 3.2Summarize the maindisagreements debated at theConstitutional Convention and thecompromises reached.
  20. 20. 2 build assessments for the objectives
  21. 21. “Is this graded?
  22. 22. Formativenot graded, helps prepare for the final performance“Is this graded?
  23. 23. Formative“Is this graded? Summativegraded, everything else leads up to this assessment
  24. 24. Formativenot graded, helps prepare for the final performance“Is this graded? Summativegraded, everything else leads up to this assessment
  25. 25. Collaborate!
  26. 26. 3 check your students’ understanding
  27. 27. 1 - Below basic Making minimal progress toward meeting the standard 2 – Basic Simpler, but important content, process or skill, building academic vocabulary 3 - Proficienthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/pasukaru76/3629601725/ Complex learning goal, based on the Missouri Grade/Content Level Expectations 4 – Advanced Apply level 3 content in a new situation, task thinking above and beyond, increase the level of difficulty
  28. 28. clarify differencebetween a 3 and a 4
  29. 29. 3 is the new “A”
  30. 30. http://www.flickr.com/photos/eflon/5079163335/time considerations...
  31. 31. Old Way:165 students =checked in 2secondsNew way:165 students x 2minutes on each =330 minutes(5.5 hours)
  32. 32. What do you do whenstudents don’t“get it”?
  33. 33. yes, retakes
  34. 34. not just throwing darts at the wall
  35. 35. Physical evidence for retake form:• Graphic organizer• Practice test• Note from parents about study time
  36. 36. First Semester Retake StatisticsOnly 3% of tests had a retake94% of retakes resulted in an improved score
  37. 37. best grade goes down in gradebook2 2 3 4
  38. 38. 3TRIES
  39. 39. may need to convert to 100% scale
  40. 40. Marzano Scale /Standards-Based Current Scale Recommendation 4 100 100 3.5 98 95 3 93 90 2.5 85 80 2 78 70 1.5 70 65 1 65 60 0 0 or 50 50
  41. 41. 4 communicate your results
  42. 42. Google Docs Template
  43. 43. What about behavior,work ethic, cooperation?ACADEMIC LIFE SKILLSreported, but separately
  44. 44. A Repair Kit For GradingBy Ken O’Connor
  45. 45. Rick WormeliYou Tube videos on “standards based grading”
  46. 46. Educational LeadershipNovember 2011 issueIssue is devoted to grading andassessmentArticles by Rick Wormeli, Carol AnnTomlinson, Alfie Kohn, Ken O’Connor,Robert Marzano
  47. 47. Purpose of Assessment• Determine if students have an understanding of the most important objectives in the course.• What is the next step if students don’t “get it” on the first try?
  48. 48. Eric Langhorst8th Grade American History Teacher South Valley Junior High Liberty, Missouri @elanghorst on Twitter speakingofhistory@gmail.com www.ericlanghorst.com
  49. 49. Standards Based Grading Our Journey of ImplementationEric LanghorstSouth Valley Junior High SchoolLiberty, Missouri http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/4848088053/

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