I use a variety of informal and formal assessments based on intended learning outcomes to assess student learning. I believe it is really important to teach students how to monitor their own academic progress as well as reflect on their own learning.
Sample of 6th Grade Student’s Electronic Portfolio (year-end assessment):
I taught staff how to teach students to create portfolios with self-selected work and meaningful reflections with the option of having students create portfolios electronically (for example as a Powerpoint). We talked about how to make time in your schedule for portfolios, tips to help students to write reflections and organizing student work ahead of time (by semester) in folders can save a lot of time. These were presented to parents by students individually at the end of the school year during conference times.
~presented at the end of the year parent/student conference
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STANDARDS-BASED REPORT CARDS:
WHY Standards-Based Grading?
• Standards-Based Reporting reflects 21st century best practices in instruction and is research based.
• Specificity in feedback is critical to the academic growth of our children and that Standards-Based Reporting provides specific feedback on each student’s ability.
See http://www.coppellisd.com/Page/516 for more.
I taught staff how to go from a percentage/letter grade to standards-based grading. This included assessments, learning objectives and report card standards.
Slide from Assessment Workshop, EARJ:
Learning Objectives Workshop, EARJ:
Sample Report Card at EARJ showing standards-based grading: