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Assessment & Grading

An effective system of formative assessment and standards-based grading gives students the frequent, specific, and constructive feedback they need to achieve and sustain high performance. Designing effective assessments and using them purposefully within a system of grading and reporting requires insight, practice, and teamwork.

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  1. Scheduling and Reporting in a Personalized Competency-Based System

    Scheduling and Reporting in a Personalized Competency-Based System

    Gain practical guidance for scheduling and reporting in a personalized competency-based system. Both scheduling and reporting in a personalized competency-based system can look very different from current practices. This workshop will help you work within your current system by making tweaks to the schedule or completely rethinking the traditional schedule.

  2. Assessment and Measurement in a Personalized Competency-Based System

    Assessment and Measurement in a Personalized Competency-Based System

    You’ve taken the plunge into the deep end of competency-based learning. Now how will you measure student proficiency? This workshop introduces the concept of and practical strategies for taking a measurement perspective to support a system in which teachers test less but assess more.

  3. Proficiency Scales for the New Science Standards Workshop

    Proficiency Scales for the New Science Standards Workshop

    Revolutionize curriculum, instruction, and assessment in your school. Since the release of the Next Generation Science Standards, educators have sought to make the new standards doable and meaningful in a classroom setting.

  4. Designing and Teaching Learning Goals and Objectives Workshop

    Designing and Teaching Learning Goals and Objectives Workshop

    Focus instructional activities on what matters most. Clear, specific learning goals lay the foundation for effective teaching. Learn what effective teachers do to establish and communicate learning goals, track student progress, and celebrate success.

  5. Formative Assessment and Standards-Based Grading Workshop

    Formative Assessment and Standards-Based Grading Workshop

    Take measure of your assessment practices. Are they helping students understand and attain learning goals? Are they helping you refine your instruction, give feedback, and report on student progress? Learn research-based practices for using quality formative assessments aligned with solid grading practices, and enjoy the confidence that comes from knowing your instructional decisions are based on sound assessment data.

  6. Standards-Based Grading for School Leaders Workshop

    Standards-Based Grading for School Leaders Workshop

    Implement effective grading practices. Transform your school's grading system into one that really shows what students know. Your team will explore specific aspects of standards-based grading implementation, from identifying prioritized standards and composing proficiency scales to creating aligned assessments and revising report cards.