When a teacher is working alone to figure out how to grade students’ work in reference to a standards-based rubric, it can feel very daunting. It is hard to feel confident that you are making sound determinations when you are looking only at pieces of evidence produced by your own students. For that reason, teachers…Read More
How to grade reading comprehension?
How do you grade reading comprehension? This has been a hard question for me to respond to for quite a few years now. I have felt somewhat torn about what kind of reading skills I have wanted to assess in order to fit my vision for a proficiency oriented course. Finally, I have a plan,…Read More
I’ve finally done it!! Thanks to @srtabarragan and @tmsaue1, I have finally set Performance targets for each of my courses, and I have a rubric to accompany them! Performance targets for each year of language MY CONTEXT Students at my middle school are able to take 2 or 3 years of Spanish, depending on whether they…Read More
How we talk about grades
Instead of letter grades, my students receive an abbreviation of one of the following terms on their assignments. Some are entered in the gradebook (summative), but others are not (formative). Formative assessments are given during the learning process and are a way for me and my students to see how they are progressing. Summative assessments…Read More