Assessment

SBG & Alternative Assessments in STEM

“Learning is not a competition.” Use of alternative assessments in interdisciplinary STEM classrooms is gradually expanding and being refined. Who are you learning from and what is working for you? In this blog post we explore the idea of Standards-Based Grading in STEM, and the importance of developing alternative assessments to meet the needs of all

Assessment and Standards-Based Grading in STEM This three-day workshop will guide you through the steps to set up your classes for standards-based grading. We will show you an incremental approach to implementing SBG principles, provide sample learning standards, assessments, and gradebooks, and give you structured time and feedback as you tailor these tools for your own classes. Throughout, we will consider
Assessment Out Loud!: Assessment Strategies for STEM Teachers

In this workshop, we will experience and discuss strategies for increasing student engagement in several common problem areas: homework, exit tickets/feedback, and student-led discussions.

“Show Me What You Know”: Strategies for Effective Assessments in STEM

This workshop will share strategies for helping students assess their own understanding of concepts in the STEM classroom.

Assessment/Standards-Based Grading

This three-day workshop will guide you through the steps to set up your classes for standards-based grading.

Incorporating Multiple Representations

Led by Zhanna Glazenburg Utilizing multiple representations helps students create a deeper and more thorough understanding of scientific concepts. When students build connections and explain their thinking using pictures, graphs, equations, and words they construct a much more profound understanding. Thus both Next Generation Science Standards and the redesigned College Board AP Biology, Chemistry &