Using a standards-based framework for building a curriculum and teaching to standards have been positive changes in the many schools that have aligned with “Project AERO” (www.projectaero.org), both within NESA and around the world.
Remaining challenges are determining how to assess student progress, how to ‘grade’ in a standards-based system and — importantly — how to report student progress in a way that makes sense to students and their parents/families.
This Connect & Engage workshop, featuring Erma Anderson, an authority on teaching in a standards-based system, and Tom Guskey, an internationally recognized expert in grading and reporting, will focus on assessing, grading and reporting strategies that are based on proven practices and solid research.
Speakers will will bring the latest research to the Fall Leadership Conference.
Participants will explore the following:
- What mistakes do schools make in initiating grading reforms?
- What is the biggest mistake schools make in revising the report card?
- What is the best way for schools to summarize evidence on students' performance on the report card?
- What must schools do in grading and reporting prior to implementing standards-based approaches?