Sample standards based report card for physics

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A sample standards-based report card for a quarterly marking period in a high school physics class. This was generated using a novel grade calculation algorithm and several assessments of varying types. The resultant data was organized in a spreadsheet and merged into a document that highlights the breakdown of what the student's overall grade actually means in terms of what they have demonstrated they have learned/know.

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Sample standards based report card for physics

  1. 1. Student: Doe, Jane Student ID: 1234567890 Hour: 1stGrades: The chart below highlights the standards-based grading system used and how it translates to the 14-Point scale Numerical Rating Rating Description Letter Grade 13 Student meets standard with excellence A 10 Student meets standard with proficiency B 7 Student is approaching proficiency with standard C 4 Student is well below proficiency with standard D 1 Student does not meet standard E 0 Insufficient evidence to rate students performance on standard Z Standard Rating Circular Motion Standards Description: I can represent the path in which an object in circular motion is traveling using a diagram, even if the object CM.1 10 only travels around a portion of the path I know that in order for an object to move circular motion, there has to be an unbalanced force (Funb) toward CM.2 7 the center of the circular path, called the centripetal force I know that objects in circular motion are accelerating (centripetal acceleration,) and the objects: can have a CM.3 7 constant speed, are changing direction, and have a changing velocity due to the change in direction CM.4 7 I know that object can accelerate in any of three ways: speeding up, slowing down, changing direction CM.5 10 I know that the velocity of an object in circular motion is tangent to the circular path I can represent the motion of an object in circular motion by drawing motion map arrows of its velocity CM.6 10 (tangent to circular path) and acceleration (toward center) I can predict the path of an object that “escapes” circular motion due to a lack of centripetal force and CM.7 7 represent it using a diagram of some kind I have a conceptual sense of the centripetal force quantity, Fc, and its relationship to mass, velocity, and CM.8 4 radius I can recognize and come up with real life examples of circular motion, centripetal force and centripetal CM.9 10 acceleration, including analysis of freeway exit ramps I can calculate the amount of centripetal acceleration or force associated with certain conditions of an object CM.10 7 traveling in circular motion Standard Rating Universal Gravitation Standards Description: I can explain the orbit of the moon around the earth and the earth around the sun in terms of the centripetal G.1 7 motion model, and know that the gravitational force is responsible for the centripetal force. I can explain the motion of any orbiting object around another in terms of centripetal motion. G.2 13 I can identify and represent all of the forces acting on an orbiting body G.3 10 I can draw a motion map for a body in orbit I know and can explain how an orbiting body is really just free-falling toward the object it orbits, but it never G.4 10 gets there because it is in centripetal motion. G.5 7 I understand that the path of orbit is not circular but elliptical. I can state Newtons Law of Universal Gravitation and explain the relationship between mass, distance and G.6 7 force of objects and predict the effect of changing one of these variables on the other G.7 7 I can explain how the gravitational force functions between two bodies and relate it to Newtons Third Law G.8 4 I can calculate the amount of gravitational force attracting two objects together G.9 7 I can describe the velocity and gravitational force of an orbiting body I know that all objects that have mass exert an attractive force on all other objects with mass according to G.10 7 Newtons Law of Universal Gravitation. Standard Rating Momentum Unit Standards Description: I know that momentum is a measurement of "mass in motion" and is the product of an objects mass times its M.1 7 velocity; I can calculate, using a formula (p=mv), the amount of momentum an object has given specific conditions I can compare the momentum of an object to that of another; I know the effect of increasing/decreasing either M.2 7 the velocity or mass of an object on its momentum I know that an impulse is a measurement of "force exerted for some time" and is responsible for a change in M.3 7 momentum; I can use a formula (I = Ft = change in momentum) I know the effect of changing the contact time between two objects during a collision can effect the force and M.4 7 thus the impulse; I know that increasing the time of a collision is the way to reduce the impact of the force I know that momentum is conserved in an elastic collision and can predict the final or starting velocities M.5 7 based on given conditions of mass and velocity I can explain collisions in situations such as Newtons Cradle toy, recoil of a shot, throwing an egg at a wall M.6 4 vs. a sheet, pool ball collision, or catching a ball. rd 3 Quarter Overall: 8 / C+

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