I have some exciting news for those using standards-based grading. In November, Infinite Campus is releasing a new Score screen in Progress Monitor. This new screen gives you one spot to enter scores for all students, all standards and all assignments in a section!Continue reading “New Score screen for standards on the way”
Do you score your students’ work against multiple standards? Or are you required to have one score count toward the students’ letter grade for the class and another toward an in-progress grade or a standard? It’s a pain to enter multiple scores. Come January 28, this will be A LOT easier.
There will soon be a better way of scoring assignments aligned to multiple standards or grading tasks in Campus Instruction. Introducing the new Multi-score Editor. The Multi-score Editor has been reimagined to be faster and easier to use than before.Continue reading “Fewer clicks and faster!”
When I was teaching 10th grade English, each year I knew my students would come with a mix of abilities. Some would come to me reading at grade level, some would be reading at a post-high school level, and some would be reading at 8th, 6th or even a 2nd grade level. Reading level was just the start. I would want more specific information about each student before each unit and each new set of standards. It was my job to figure out Continue reading “Getting a better picture of your students”
Standards-based grading makes a lot of sense. So why does it end up being so hard? It seems so simple. You have a set of standards to teach and you want to ensure that every student has multiple opportunities to learn, practice, show growth and ultimately show proficiency for each standard. Not all students will learn in the same way or need the same amount of practice so you want to be flexible and patient, but also creative because you need to keep the students who show proficiency engaged in extending their understanding or moving them on to the next thing.