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  1. What's the Final Grade?
    You are seeing projected on the screen a collection of scored assignments.  Your job is to determine the student's final grade based on these scores.  You have complete freedom to determine how best to do that. You will choose a letter grade by visiting the following survey: 

    What's the Final Grade?


  2. What should a grade represent? 
    (Answer this discussion question by typing in the "Reply to This" box at the bottom of this Forum.)

    When a student gets an A, or a B, or a C, or a D, or an F as a final grade on a report card or on a transcript, what does that mean?  And what should go into that grade - what should it be comprised of so that it means what you want it to mean? 
     
  3. Ideas for Leading an Assessment Journey

    Introduction to AFL:
    http://salemafl.ning.com/profiles/blogs/afl-article-in-virginia

    Discussion Starters for Faculty Meetings: 
    http://salemafl.ning.com/profiles/blogs/interactive-afl-faculty

    Trying and Failing, a key component of learning:
    http://salemafl.ning.com/profiles/blogs/afl-art-class-and-failure

    A Better Way to Review:
    http://salemafl.ning.com/profiles/blogs/an-afl-review-strategy-that

    Pick a Strategy and Try It Out:
    http://salemafl.ning.com/profiles/blogs/practical-examples-of-afl-to

    Take an Assessment "Course":
    http://salemafl.ning.com/group/scs-personalized-pd-module

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demonstration of learning

Student learning and knowledge

Learning of content taught, not behaviors. 

mastery and application of what the student knows

Mastery of learning

A grade should represent learning.  

Amount of content the student has mastered on that grade level. 

Student learning

Mastery of the content  ;)

A reflection of what the student has learned.

What the level of mastery  they can demonstrate

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