The Spirit of SBG (AAPT Winter Meeting 2014)

Slide 2: Description of SBG on ActiveGrade’s website
Slide 10: From blog post listing 10 reasons to return to traditional grading
Slide 12: From Christopher Danielson’s blog post “Can you calculate your grade by hand?
Slide 13:  xkcd’s comic “Tornado Guard
Slides 18 & 19: Description of SBG on ActiveGrade’s website
Slide 24: From Kris Shaffer’s blog post “Data on student engagement with criterion-referenced grading
Slide 27: From “Response to Assessment Feedback: The Effects of Grades, Praise, and Source of Information” (PDF)
Slides 30 & 31: From “A Better Road: Improve Teaching and Student Morale through Standards-Based Grading” (PDF)
Slide 33: From “Skills, Big Ideas, and Getting Grades Out of the Way
Slide 40: From “A Better Road: Improve Teaching and Student Morale through Standards-Based Grading” (PDF)

Other resources for learning about and implementing SBG:

Survey – Appendix C in A Repair Kit for Grading: Study Guide (O’Connor/ETS)

The 15 Fixes for Broken Grades  (O’Connor)

Rubric for Evaluating Grading Practices Appendix B in A Repair Kit for Grading: Study Guide (O’Connor/ETS)

Seven Reasons for Standards-Based Grading Educational Leadership, Oct 2008 (Scriffiny)

When Students Track Their Progress Educational Leadership, Dec 2009 (Marzano)

Redos and Retakes Done Right Educational Leadership, Nov 2011 (Wormelli)

Ch 5: Feedback, Record Keeping, and Reporting Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time (Pollock)

Also, you should know that Chapter 5 from Pollock’s book is what got me into SBG in the first place. It’s well written, shows multiple layouts for SBG gradebooks, and doesn’t get bogged down in the minutia of assigning scores and final grades like Marzano’s books (which I think, for beginners, are intimidating and shift the focus away from learning and standards).

Even MORE: Standards-Based Grading Literature (including peer-reviewed studies) compiled by Matt Townsley

3 responses to “The Spirit of SBG (AAPT Winter Meeting 2014)

  1. Thanks for putting this all together and for your contributions to the debate over vacation. FYI: The links for the frist 3 resources appear to be broken.

  2. Well done Frank! Concise and give a lot of places to have conversations. You have given us a resource from which to guide our own classroom, and to influence learning practices at our own schools. Kudos!

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