Sharing assessment & grading strategies that help students learn
Followers of this site know by now that Assessment FOR Learning is way more important than Assessment OF Learning. In order to make sure our assessment and our feedback increase student learning, we need to communicate and assess in a standards based manner.
Many schools and school systems have begun their Assessment Journeys by focusing on Standards Based Grading Policies. There are 2 key dangers of having Grading Policies as a point of focus:
Our friends at @CVULearns in Vermont have put together a wonderful argument for why focusing on Standards Based LEARNING is significantly more important that focusing on Standards Based GRADING. All I can say is "Amen!"
Enjoy their thoughts here: