Teaching inquiry, collaboration, and technology through inquiry, collaboration, and technology.

Browsing Category 'Standards'

chart (3)

A few weeks ago colleague of mine who is up for tenure asked me if there was anyway that assessment data from his ActiveGrade grade book could be plotted over time to show his student’s progress on various standards over the course of the year.  I told him no.  Yesterday I went back to him […]

Read more...

PhysicsTeachersNYC is going to be hosting a workshop on standards-based grading in physics and chemistry on Saturnday September 22 from 10:00-1:00. I will be on a panel with Seth Guinals-Kupperman, and Paul Bianchi talking about how we implement SBG in our classes and helping participants figure out how to start implementing it in theirs. If you’re […]

Read more...
help-class_mode_overview-labeled

I’ve spent much of the last month reading every blog post on standards-based grading in Physics that I could find (of which I think Kelly O’Shea’s Blog is the best) in order to put together a system that will work for my physics class  this year and, hopefully, serve as a model for the science and […]

Read more...

It seems like about once a year I get a paper that is so amazing that it just has to be shared with the world.  This design report is amazing.  It is as if some sort of Common Core muse was whispering into my student’s ear (or maybe tap dancing on her keyboard is a […]

Read more...

So someone at EdCampNYC mentioned setting up standards-based grading on the following 4 point scale: Beginning/Basic cannot perform does not show any understanding Developing can perform with errors shows some understanding Proficient can perform in a familiar context shows understanding of a concept in isolation Mastery (Transfer) can perform in an unfamiliar/new/unsupported context shows understanding […]

Read more...
weighedaverage

I recently tweeted this image of the most recent standards-based progress report I designed for my engineering class. First some history. The inspiration for this report came from the great standards-based grade book ActiveGrade.  I started the year excited about using ActiveGrade instead of JupiterGrades (my school’s web-based grade book).  I liked the fact that ActiveGrade […]

Read more...

I’m working with team at QSI (my school) to develop a set of technology standards.  As teachers we work with standards every day; we’ve studied and used the Common Core and our individual subject state standards to develop curriculum, units, etc.  But none of us had ever had to write a standard.  A Google search […]

Read more...