All Blog Posts Tagged 'standards-based' (3)

SBG after 12 weeks

Besides wanting to change the overall culture in my classroom, the main reason I wanted to try standards-based grading was to increase the number of students passing my classes. Well, here we are after the 1st trimester, and I only had very minor improvement in that goal.

I have 18 Algebra 1 students, and 4 of them ended up with a C- or above, which is my cutoff for credit. That is an absolutely horrible percentage, and about par for the course ever since the new standards were put in… Continue

Added by Sean Karsten on December 5, 2010 at 7:57pm — 4 Comments

SBG year 1 continued

We have 4 weeks until the end of our first trimester. I am still having new experiences with standards-based grading and tweaking as I go.

1. Some of my classes need a concrete number of problems to do some days. They don't yet have the responsibility necessary to do what is in their best interest. This is not all classes or all days, but sometimes I need to tell them to do 12 problems or come in at lunch.

2. The frustration that my students had last year before, during, and… Continue

Added by Sean Karsten on October 28, 2010 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Standards-based grading after 4 weeks

First off, I have found Math Illustrations to be very useful for me in creating problems for my skills assessments. It has made it much easier to create trig problems for the students.

After four weeks, my standards-based grading has gone ok. The main success for me is that I am not spending any time correcting homework, which is something I hated to do. The only things I correct right now the assessments. I give assessments every Wednesday and Friday. The assessments can be re-taken… Continue

Added by Sean Karsten on October 4, 2010 at 5:40pm — 5 Comments

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