Standards-Based Education & Student Report Cards
Subject Area: All subjects (K-12)
Course Title: Standards-Based Education & Student Report Cards
Course Requirements: Video Program and Assessment
Course Description: The fundamental principle of standards-based education is "begin with the end in mind." Whether we like it or not, the grade is often the end that students and parents focus on. What are the full implications of standards for the student report card, and how do you use your grading practices to improve teaching and learning in your standards-based classroom? Peter Robertson will explore the implications of standards for grading with a series of hands-on exercises. He will discuss practical ways to integrate standards-based instruction with student-involved classroom assessment. He will also explore one strategy for using grading practices to keep the focus on standards-based education in an era of high-stakes testing.
1. Explore the full implications of standards for the student
report card and teacher grading practices
2. Discuss practical ways to integrate standards-based instruction
with student-involved classroom assessment and grading and
reporting practices to improve teaching and learning
3. Review one strategy for using grading practices to keep the
focus on standards-based education in an era of high-stakes
4. Encourage school-based and/or district-based study groups to
explore effective student-led classroom-based assessment
practices and their implications for grading and reporting
A certificate of completion will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the online assessment after viewing the video program.
Alignment with Standards/Goals:
National Assessment of Educational Progress
National Assessment Governing Board
Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory Assessment
Professional Development Points: 2
Additional points may be earned through completion of follow-up activities.
Additional Helps: Follow-up activities and resources
It is recommended that participants in the video course complete follow-up activities to deepen their knowledge and skills. When these activities are completed in accordance with local staff development guidelines, participants may be able to earn additional professional development credit. Contact your local staff development office for determining how you might receive credit for completing the video program and additional credit for completing follow-up activities.
Follow-up Activity 1: The Parachute Experiment
Follow-up Activity 2: Performance Assessment Group Discussion
Follow-up Activity 3: Grading Practice Review