Sharing assessment & grading strategies that help students learn
The level of student mastery.
A grade should represent how much of a standard or concept is mastered by the student.
The final grade should represent mastery of standards.
A grade should represent mastery of a standard. It should be based on assessments given only after the student has had an opportunity to practice the skill and improve. Homework is an opportunity to practice and should not be a part of the final grade. How can we expect mastery if students don't have a true opportunity to practice the skill and receive help?
Standards mastery, effort, learning, and participation
Grades have a different meaning depending on individual children
Grades should show where a student is toward mastery/proficiency in a specific subject.
It should be a reflection of individual student growth.
This is CV, CF, RL
Any grade should reflect what the student has mastered
If a student gets a particular grade on their report card, it means that is the level at which they mastered the particular content. Within a theatre setting, this works through many formative assessments, to measure gradual growth in a certain skill. Eventually leading to a summative assessment when I feel that a student has shown this growth.