Category Archives: Assessment and Evaluation

Calculating Marks for Report Cards…

Even though my classes receive feedback on each learning outcome using standards based grading, my school district still requires a percentage for reporting purposes. Luckily I have a brother who’s a software engineer and who is currently working on a program … Continue reading

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Northwest Math Conference 2015 – Standards Based Grading Session Handouts and Summary #nwmc15 #sbl

On October 23rd, 2015 I got the chance to share what Standards Based Grading looks like in a mathematics classroom!  Standards based grading is an assessment philosophy that encourages a growth mindset by using a continuum of learning rubric rather … Continue reading

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An Assessment Question for YOU (if you have time)…

I have an assessment question for you if you have some time to give me some feedback!  🙂  I’m wondering what overall mark you would assign to each of the students below, and why.  I’ve got an example using standards-based … Continue reading

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Adventures in Standards-based Grading @ the BCAMT Fall Conference 2014

I just finished a great day at the BCAMT Math Conference in Surrey, B.C. – so much fun!  As promised, I said I would share some resources on my website for those that are interested in using standards-based grading in … Continue reading

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I love Plicker Cards…

If you haven’t tried out Plicker Cards in your classroom, you are definitely missing out!  They’re great!!! Plicker cards are unique “QR-code-like” cards that allow students to respond quickly to a multiple choice question (either A/B/C/D, depending on how they … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Having Students Self-Assess during Tests/Quizzes

My recent experiment has been to add a section like the following on each of my quiz/test assessments: My reason for adding this part was just to have the students reflect on what they had shown they understood, and also … Continue reading

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Standards-based Grading Overview

This blog post is intended for parents, students, and educators who are curious about standards-based grading. What is Standards-based Grading? Standards-based grading is often used in combination with outcome-based assessment, and is a grading method where students’ proficiency on a … Continue reading

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Outcome-based Assessment Overview

This blog post is intended for parents, students, and educators who are curious about outcome-based assessment. What is Outcome-based Assessment? Outcome-based assessment is an assessment model that has been adopted by teachers in a variety of subject areas.  This model … Continue reading

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Getting Away from Check Marks in Math Class…

I have been experimenting this year by giving feedback on my tests by using a Fully Meeting (FM)/Meeting (M)/Minimally Meeting (MM)/Not Yet Meeting (NYM) scale rather than using the traditional method of check marks and “counting points”.  (I’ll write another … Continue reading

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Exit Slips and Providing Students with Feedback

I’ve always thought that classroom observations and exit slips are important pieces of information for me to plan and adapt my classroom activities and lessons as we’re progressing through the unit – but now I’m getting excited! Usually I’ll put … Continue reading

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