You are now in the driver’sseat! More control over things Homework The way you learn Your Grade!
The way I used to grade Sorry you have already played once, so you cannot improve your score.
Example 67% on Ch. 3 test D What does this tell you? Me? Parents? ○ 67% of the material ○ Understood the concepts but made “duh” mistakes ○ Fell asleep while studying ○ Having an off day or you froze up ○ Completely forgot (happened to me!) Yo no sé!
So what happens? You bomb. I return the test to you, and you sigh, maybe cry, maybe shrug your shoulders. Life goes on. Let’s be honest…Do you go back and study and relearn the material? I thought not…but as a math lover that hurts.
I don’t… Want grades to stick Want you to be scared of them I want… You to be motivated by them Grades to mean something
Standards Based GradingAka the angry birds system Information that I want to know • My percentage: 70% • Am I good at Angry Birds? • Can I improve? • How can I improve my score? • What levels was I good at? • What levels do I need to practice?
Gradebook for Quarter 1 Assignment Date Assignment Type Score9/10/12 1.2 p. 54 Homework 5/5 Before:9/11/12 1.3 p. 58 Homework 5/59/12/12 1.4 p. 60 Homework 5/5 80%9/13/12 1.5 p. 65 Homework 5/59/14/12 Chapter 1 Test Test 76/100 Gradebook for Quarter 1 Date Assignment Score Perform calculations using order of operations 9/10/12 3.5/5 After: 9/11/12 Multiply Binomials (FOIL) 3/4 80% 9/12/12 Write and solve a linear equation in one 3.5/4 variable Write, solve and graph linear inequalities in 9/13/12 1/4 one variable 9/14/12 Solve literal equations for a specified variable 3.5/4
Score Meaning Expert, meaning you have totally master the standard. You have 4 demonstrated a full understanding of the concepts involved, have clearly showed all steps of your reasoning, and made no errors.3.5 Expert*, but you might have made a very minor error. Proficient, meaning you have a firm grasp of the standard. You have demonstrated a full or almost full understanding of the 3 concepts involved, but you possibly didnt show steps of your reasoning, or made an error. Basic, meaning you have demonstrated some conceptual 2 understanding of the standard. You have some confusion though, did not completely answer the question, or made some errors. Limited, meaning you have demonstrated a weak or no conceptual 1 understanding. You possibly have confused reasoning and made many errors. 0 You left the problem blank or your work made no sense.
Your Grade in Skyward On Skyward, you will not see your grades as a 1 or a 4. You will see certain percentages based on this scale. 4 = 100% 3.5 = 90% 3 = 80% 2 = 64% 1 = 50% 0 = 0%
What do I need to work on? Standards Checklist # Standard (1) (2) (3) (4)1 Perform calculations 4 4 using order of operations 8/31/12 9/5/122 Multiply Binomials (FOIL) 2 3.5 8/31/12 9/5/123 Write and solve a linear 3.5 2 3 equation in one variable 8/31/12 9/5/12 9/9/12 R
Reassessments: How not to doitYou: What is my lowest quiz score? I want to retake that one.Me: I am not sure. Look at your checklist and then practice the one you want to retake. I will be glad to help you understand it.You: Ughh…You mean I have to do more work? Can’t you just teach me now and then I can retake it?Me: The voices inside my head are telling me to say no.
Reassessments: How to do itcorrectlyYou: Mr. Van Vleet, I really didn’t do well at graphing a linear equation. I went back and corrected my quiz and then did some practice problems. (hand me the evidence)Me: That’s great! Looks like you are on the right path now.You: I was wondering if I could reassess this after school tomorrow?Me: No problem. I will write you down for that time.
So…. You have to show me some evidence that you went back and practiced what you missed. Homework problems Practice Problems from internet, book, etc. Come in for help with me (cannot get help and reassess at the same time) Other ideas?