What do students really know? What can they really do?

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What do students really know? What can they really do?

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What do students really know?

What can they really do?

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Calculate the student’s grade given the scores on your slip of paper.

SCORES: B+ A- B- C D C+ missing assignment missing assignment

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“Traditional grading practices

are not valid or fair.”

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Documentation of progress Feedback for student, parent, & teacher

Drives instructional decisions A method to sort students Motivation for students Punishment for students

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A performance based measure of student proficiency and mastery of

knowledge or skills driven by standards.

“What the student must know so that they will be able to do.”

… NO MATTER THE PATH TAKEN TO GET THERE.

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AMY had the most passing scores.◦ Six attempts were passing.

Beth had FIVE Carol had FIVE

BETH had the highest average.◦ It was a 65%

Amy’s was 60% Carol’s was 55%

Carol had the most perfect scores.

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1. Extra Credit2. Bonus Points3. Grades not relevant to subject

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4. Late Work Penalties5. Not Allowing “Do-Overs”6. Accepting Incomplete Work

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7. Homework as Graded Evidence8. The “Marking Period Killer”

Project9. Graded “Busy Work”

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10. The 100 Point Scale and the “TOXIC ZERO”

A = 90 - 100% 11 chancesB = 80 - 89% 10 chancesC = 70 - 79% 10 chancesD = 60 - 69% 10 chancesF = 0 - 59% 60 chances

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Zeroes skew the average A zero gives little chance to achieve a

good grade EVEN if the skill is mastered

WATCH AND LEARN MORE

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Why don’t identical scores result inthe same grade?

Scoring and grading is dependent onhow and who does the scoring andgrading.

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1. Averaging underestimates a student’s knowledge.

2. Averaging assumes no learning has occurred over time.

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Assessment tools change to Learning Targets.

Scores are based on the most recent student performance.

Scores based only on what a student knows and is able to do right now.

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4 = ADVANCED (above & beyond)3 = PROFICIENT (arrived)2 = NEEDS IMPROVEMENT (on the way)

1 = UNSATISFACTORY (at the starting gate)

0 = NO EVIDENCE OF PROFICIENCY (not even near the gate)

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4 I know (can do) it well enough to make connections that were not even taught.

3 I know (can do) everything that was taught without making mistakes.

2 I know (can do) all of the easy parts, but I don’t know (can’t do) the harder parts.

1 With help, I know (can do) some of what was taught.

0 I don’t know (can’t do) any of it.

STUDENT VIEW

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NEW GRADING SYSTEM:

Grading Scale: • 4 = A+• 3 = B• 2 = C• 1 = D• 0 = F / NOT DONE

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Eschool is based on a 100 point scale. Percentages are misleading if both the

student and parent are not made aware.

◦A = 87% to 100%◦B = 75% to 86%◦C = 50% to 74%◦D = 25% to 49%◦F = 0% to 24%

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MORE ABOUT GRADING :

1. Incomplete work will not be acceptable2. “Do-overs” encouraged on most

assignments3. Conditional penalties for late work4. Some class work will be optional

(benefits poor test takers)

5. Larger assignments will be weighted6. No extra credit or bonus points