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We don’t need no stinkin’ numbers!

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We don’t need no stinkin’ numbers!

  1. 1. Deemphasizing numbers in grading to get a better picture of student achievement. Scott Schaefer January 23, 2012 DCE Examination of Best Practices in Grading In-service
  2. 2.  What is the purpose of grading? What does the grade mean?
  3. 3.  NOT:  To make you feel inferior  To say what you are doing is bad  To suggest you change everything My goal for today is to have you  critically look at current grading practices  consider alternatives
  4. 4.  Think of a topic. How many different levels can students show achievement on this topic? Share with a partner Share with the group
  5. 5.  Appearance of:  Objectivity  Precision Effect of a zero score  Equal percentages for A,B,C, &D.  Unequal distribution for F grade Womeli video
  6. 6.  Points are connected to criteria. Removes some of the game of school Marzano’s 5 point scale
  7. 7. 4 In addition to exhibiting level 3 performance, in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught in class3.5 In addition to exhibiting level 3 performance, partial success at in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught in class3 No major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and/or processes (SIMPLE OR COMPLEX) that were explicitly taught2.5 No major errors or omissions regarding any of the simpler information and/or processes and partial knowledge of the more complex information and processes2 No major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes BUT major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes1.5 Partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes, but major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes1 With help, a partial knowledge of some of the simpler and complex details and processes0.5 With help, a partial knowledge of some of the simpler details and processes but not of the more complex ideas and processes0 Even with help, no understanding or skill demonstrated
  8. 8.  What is the purpose of grading? How does averaging grades over a term impact that purpose What are some other options?
  9. 9.  Purpose of grades:  To communicate achievement What does the grade mean? Use professional judgment to ensure:  Flexibility  Defensibility Questions?

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