Archive For The “standards-based grading” Category

My Standards-Based Journey Pt. 1: An Overview

By | February 13, 2011

I’ve been piloting a standards-based grading system in my Advanced Chemistry course this year. Here’s an overview of what my system looks like now.* Standards (Topics) At the beginning of each unit, I provide students with a list of topics: Example: The bold items represent the main content topics in the unit. Students are generally […]

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Standards Based Grading Gala #3

By | October 21, 2010

Welcome to the October 21, 2010 edition of the standards-based grading gala.  We have 24 great submissions from regulars and newcomers alike. Some are new to SBG, some have done it for awhile. Some are veteran teachers, some are just beginning their first year. Though most of us are inspired by similar resources, you’ll see […]

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Accepting Submissions for Standards-Based Grading Gala 3

By | September 12, 2010

The first standards-based grading gala hosted by Matt had 20 great submissions from SBG veterans and SBG newbies alike. The second was hosted by Jason and featured 25 submissions  representing a wider range of perspectives on implementing SBG and grading in general. I am very happy to host the third standards based grading gala here […]

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My Grading Policy v. 2.0

By | September 5, 2010

At the end of 2009-2010, I wrote a modified draft of my course expectations. Here’s what my grading policy looked like then. Horrific. Most point penalties were designed to address behaviorial issues, rather than academic. It took nearly getting run over by the SBG express to realize just how unhelpful this grading policy was. Over the […]

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What message does this send? (Unhelpful Grading Practices Pt. 2.5)

By | August 7, 2010

Snippets from a syllabus I found online: What message does this send to the students about learning? What is the motivation for this policy? Is there a more effective way to achieve the same desired goals? What kind of environment does this create in the classroom? Have you been in this class before? I’m interested […]

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