EduCon Resources: Standards Based Grading.

I had the pleasure of being on the panel about Standards Based Grading and Reporting at SLA — we had a packed room, and when our session ended at 2:30 everybody was still in their small groups, digging in about what standards look like in each discipline.

EduCon tends to over-pack your brain with ideas — to the point where you sometimes lose sight of what you are bringing back to your home environment. On that note, here’s a round-up of tools and guides around the topic of SBGR.

Our presentation slides:

Here are a few more resources on that topic from my own classroom:
Slideshow of English Standards for Grade 10 – This is used at the beginning of the year to familiarize and remind students of the skills we look at.
Getting to know the English Standards – Grade 10 – The worksheet that accompanies the above slideshow. For each category of standards, students are asked:
  • Where is an area of success?
  • Where do you struggle?
English Standard Reflection Quarter 1 –  The survey that students fill out to reflect on how they have performed on standards in any given quarter — complete with both point by point questions and
And here is the list of standards for English. Notice that the six categories remain the same all four years, and the language only changes slightly from year to year.
Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Reading Comprehends a passage from an on-level text and masters strategies for deeper understanding and analysis. Same Same Same
Research  Looks at a source and identifies relevant material. Evaluates the quality of sources and identify relevant material. Uses an independent line of inquiry to evaluate the quality of sources and identify relevant material. Uses an independent line of inquiry to design and implement a complete research process.
Thesis Creates unique, insightful, and debatable thesis statement based on given topic and questions. Creates unique, insightful, and debatable thesis statement based on a given topic. Creates unique, insightful, and debatable thesis statement based on a self-selected topic. Crafts a formal independent research project from an original line of inquiry.
Grammar/Mechanics Demonstrates a developing proficiency of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and usage. Demonstrates a proficiency of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and usage. Demonstrates an advanced understanding of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and usage. Demonstrates an advanced understanding of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and usage.
Written Expression Develops a sense of voice and style. Develops a sense of voice and style across genres. Uses voice and style confidently across genres. Uses and blends voice and style confidently across genres.
Speaking  Communicates ideas and engages listeners effectively. Same Same Same

If you are looking for other resources — including for other disciplines — leave a note in the comments and I will connect you with the right person!

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4 thoughts on “EduCon Resources: Standards Based Grading.

  1. Jim Doherty

    Larissa

    Thanks so much for the presentation and this additional information. I would love to see some math-centric material. Should I just reach out to Brad from the panel?

    Reply

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