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 how to make an effective assessment strategy that is an integral part of a cyclical learning process.

Standards-Based Grading provides students itemized feedback according to your course learning objectives, or standards. Students then know what ideas they do and don’t understand. Students practice concepts needing further study in preparation to reassess and show what they have learned. In short, SBG encourages a growth-mindset, practice-until-you-succeed approach to teaching and learning.

The workshop presenter’s article, “An 8-Step Transition from Points-Based Grading to Standards-Based Grading” will be made available later this spring at www.modelingscience.org.

Led by: Mark Schober, Manjula Nair, Emily Wheeler

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