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Adventures in Wonderland SBG

Rationale, Implementation and Conclusions


for Standards-Based Grading
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What do you want GRADES to
COMMUNICATE?
PROVIDE YOUR THOUGHTS:
m.socrative.com
CLASSROOM: [c9c99b35]
RATIONALE
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ADDICTION
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ADDICTION
The Point-Chasing GAME
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What would a C+ grade
mean to you?
PROVIDE YOUR THOUGHTS:
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CLASSROOM: [c9c99b35]
LOOKING FOR ANSWERS
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Where do you want to be?
Point collecting
or
Attaining mastery
Fixed mindset
or
Growth mindset
Bottom line
or
Feedback
What students did
or
What students know
Mystification
or
Transparency
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Does your grade book mean anything to anyone other than yourself?
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What is the PURPOSE of
Assessment?
Use it for
tracking
progress in their
knowledge and
skills.
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Stop using
grades for
what students
do or dont do;
The Problem of Scales
100 - 90 89 - 80 79 - 70 69 - 60 59 - 50 49 - 0
4 3 2 1 0
The DEAD ZONE
A B C D F
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Grading Practices that Inhibit Learning
USING ZEROES
Giving zeroes for incomplete work has a devastating effect on
averages and often zeroes are not even related to learning or
achievement but to nonacademic factors like behavior, respect,
punctuality, etc.
[OConnor, K. How to Grade for Learning, Third Edition, Corwin, 2009, 35]
The Problem of Scales
We are using a 100 point scale
in a 50 point system
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The Problem of Scales
100 - 90 89 - 80 79 - 70 69 - 60 59 - 50 49-40 39-30 29-20 19-10 9-0
4 3 2 1 0 -1 -2 -3 -4 -5
A B C D F G ? H ? I ? J ? K ?
The 100 Point Scale The 100 Point Scale The 100 Point Scale The 100 Point Scale The 100 Point Scale The 100 Point Scale The 100 Point Scale The 100 Point Scale The 100 Point Scale The 100 Point Scale
The 50 Point Scale The 50 Point Scale The 50 Point Scale The 50 Point Scale The 50 Point Scale
What happens when we give a ZERO?
Assignment 1
4 100
Assignment 2
3 90
Assignment 3
2 80
Assignment 4
3 90
Up to this point, the student
has a 90 overall (or level 3)
Assignment 5
-5 0
Using a 100 point scale,
overall grade of 72
Assignment 1
4 100
Assignment 2
3 90
Assignment 3
2 80
Assignment 4
3 90
Up to this point, the student
has a 90 overall (or level 3)
Assignment 5
0 50
Using a 50 point scale makes
an overall grade of 82
By using an inappropriate point scale, the student has been penalized an additional 10%!
Not only does Assignment #5 get an F, but it impacts TWO other assessments.
Consider a student with five completed assignments to date:
IMPLEMENTATION
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WHAT IS SBG?
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IT IS: IT IS NOT:
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A conscious linking of assessments
to standards
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A system which has re-assessment
naturally built-in
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A determination of grades based
ONLY on evidence of standards
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Based on the most recent evidence
of progressed learning
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An average of scores
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A collection of the highest and
best
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Awarding BONUS marks for doing
more work the student already
knows how to do.
STEP 1
MAKE
RUBRIC !
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STEPS 2-4
Backwards design!
Outline your
standards
Design an
assessment
Build your
lessons
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STEP 5
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REPORTING & INTERVENTION!
STEP 5
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REPORTING & INTERVENTION!
WWW.JUMPRO.PE
What does a(n) SB Gradebook Look Like?
DETERMINING A GRADE
START at 50
Full Mastery is 100%
How far of the way to 100 is the student at any given time, considering the
standards covered?
SIMPLE EXAMPLE: A unit has 5 standards, student is at Level 3 for ALL of them
Overall mastery is 15/20
Thats 75% of the way to full mastery
75% of 50 is 37.5
Current grade is 87.5 [B+]
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HOW IS JOHNNY DOING???
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RE-ASSESSMENT !
Redos, Retakes and Do-Overs
Teachers must know their class and
set guidelines appropriately
RICK WORMELI on YouTube
PART 1
bit.ly/1nwiyn1
PART 2
bit.ly/1kZezk8
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RE-ASSESSMENT !
PRIVILEGE vs. RIGHT
EVIDENCE of NEW
LEARNING
MODIFIED ASSESSMENT LIMIT to RETAKES? CUSTOM FINALS
https://www.ickr.com/photos/21560098@N06/9653414876/
OBSERVATIONS & THOUGHTS
I. Students must UNLEARN
II. Archive your assessments
III. Re-assessments should be required
IV. Short, Focused, Frequent
V. Immediate Feedback
VI. Not all standards are created equal [conjunctive grading?]
VII. BUY IN (or not)
VIII. Front Loading