Teaching High School Mathematics
I gave my first SBG assessment yesterday, and I felt pretty good about it. It took a little bit to grade, but not much more than normal.
Things I love so far:
1. Giving feedback without putting a “-1” or “-2” by the problem.
2. Giving a score out of 4 to indicate a level of understanding on a set of problems addressing the same standard.
3. Not giving them a grade for homework that may or may not be correct.
4. Students get a score based on their understanding of the standards in the class, period.
5. Students get a clear understanding of where they are at on each standard when they get an assessment back.
Things I’m not sure about:
1. Students still want to know how it will affect their grade.
2. Students are still asking how they can improve their score.
— I’m hoping they will want to improve their understanding.
3. Not giving them a grade for their homework, and they may stop doing it.
4. How to make skyward work the way I want it. I changed the percentages, but it won’t do the all scores need to be 3 or higher to get an A thing that I want. — I guess by hand at the end.
5. Reassessments and how much time they’ll take. How many times to let them reassess.
6. Should I allow them to reassess even tough that standard will come up on another assessment soon?
7. Can I sell this to parents on curriculum night.
8. I hate saying assessment kind of like I hate saying Tall, Grande, and Venti at Starbucks.
Here is my assessment from yesterday. Am I doing this right?
Theses are a couple of the students in the middle to lower end.