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October 2014 Blog Posts (4)

Exit Slips

I like the idea of exit slips not only to check for understanding but to have another opportunity to make contact with each individual student....

Added by Anna Armstrong Dyer on October 22, 2014 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Ideas for AFL/SBL Exit Slips

One of the most common types of assessments used in the AFL classroom is the Exit Slip.  AFL teachers find this type of feedback helpful as they assess how successful their lessons are, as they gather data for differentiation purposes, and as they seek to better meet student needs.

The following picture is one used by a teacher at Salem High School.  She actually found it on Pinterest - one of the world's great educational resource depositories for sure!  Take a look at the exit slip…


Added by Scott Habeeb on October 22, 2014 at 12:00pm — 16 Comments

SBL Language grading

I find it interesting that I am described as being "particularly scathing" about the the use of A-F grades because what I have said many times is that the symbols are less important than what they mean. Scott, I agree that what you describe is a lot better than traditional grading because you have a profile of your daughter's achievement in French. My difficulty with what you describe is twofold; one, for three standards the grade is based on one score and because of luck, chance and…


Added by Ken O'Connor on October 17, 2014 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

AFL Teachers Reporting Progress in an SBL Method (using PowerSchool)

Great teachers are constantly on a journey.  It's a journey toward professional growth, toward perfecting their craft, and toward better meeting the needs of students.  Salem High School Spanish teacher, Paola Brinkley, like so many Salem educators, exemplifies a teacher on this sort of journey.

For the past several years, Salem High School has been focusing on using assessment for the purposes of learning - rather than just for the purpose of…


Added by Scott Habeeb on October 16, 2014 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

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