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Incorporating & Implementing a Meaningful Grading System
Implement effective grading practices. Transform your school’s grading system into one that really shows what students know and can do. Your team will explore specific aspects of standards-based grading implementation, from identifying prioritized standards and creating proficiency scales to creating aligned high-quality assessments and revising report cards. Each step of the process is thoroughly explained. Our goal is for you to leave understanding how to create vertical and horizontal alignment in your school along with a viable and guaranteed curriculum so you can ensure a high level of reliability between and within all grade levels.
There are many styles and methods of assessments. You’ll find out how to determine which style best fits your students’ readiness levels; how to design assessment tools and tasks that provide credible evidence of mastery; how to direct your teaching in response to students’ needs; and how to dispense feedback that can transform student learning.
Providing fair and accurate grading requires rejecting what most of us have learned about traditional grading practices. We’ll discuss grading strategies that are designed to work with your current curriculum, while allowing for the evolution of your pedagogy. We’ll dissect what a grade really means and explore ways to ensure your grading is both accurate and useful. And we’ll explore how to get the most out of grading scales by applying them in ways that accurately and fairly reflect what your students are learning.
You’ll learn what makes a meaningful grade, methods for evolving your current classroom practice and curriculum to include regular assessments, and how standards-based grading and assessment lead to a more accurate measurement of student achievement. Plus, you’ll leave with practical steps and strategies for guiding your fellow educators, students, and parents through the implementation of a standards-based grading system.
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Early Bird Pricing $189 *
Early bird discount! Register 15 days in advance.Standard $209
Participants may receive credit for 6 hours of professional development for each one-day workshop. At the conclusion of the day, or after online evaluations have been completed, attendees will receive a certificate of completion which can be used to verify attendance.