Disaggregated / Standards Based Grading,
based on Differentiated Instruction / Authentic Assessment,
the Next Generation Science Standards,
the Common Core State Standards, & Habits of Mind


Modalities:
Authentic Assessment ToolBox by Jon Mueller

(cached - Aug 2013) (local PDF - Aug 2013 - 140MB)

McMurray Science 6-7-8 Common CER (Claim - Evidence - Reasoning) Rubric (Kirk Robbins)

EduTopia CER BackGrounder  //  NSTA Symposium Presentation  / (CER) (NSTA-CER local)

AVID "Cornell Notes (?)" (printable templates) (make Word templates)(AVID Cornell)

45% = Process / Participation (in lab) = Focused, persistent, mindful effort in lab . . . taking responsibility for their own learning, to foster and encourage their building autonomy, mastery, and purpose, as opposed to "just going through the motions and getting to 'the answer' ".

55% = Projects / Tests / Quizes = Summative Assessments = Written & oral presentations, & lab practical (skill demonstration) exams. Retakes at full credit after prep outside of class with Mr. Justin.

0% = NGSS Standards Attachments = Basically a skill checkoff, designed to avoid punishing student's grades while they are working towards mastery, while clarifying their developmental goals. Taken from the federal & state Next Generation Science Standards.


Scoring:

I've been experimenting on SKYWARD trying to find a way to post Standards Based Grades for process, content, and skills on a 4 point scale, just like MSP tests are reported, for the federal & state Next Generation Science Standards.

My goal is to clarify student progress on specific standards individually, without inducing a fear of grades, but extending encouragement to students immersed in the process of developing their skill and content masteries.

Here's what I'm trying currently - I score performance on a 9 point base, with a 5 point minimum score for any verifiable presence of components of the standard, regardless of proportion:

4/4 reported = Exceeds Standard = ES = 9pt. score = 99% = A+ = above & beyond
3/4 reported = Achieved Standard = AS = 8pt. score = 88% = B+
2/4 reported = Nearing Standard (NGSS basic achievement) = NS = 7pt. score = 77% = C+
1/4 reported = Developing Skills = DS = 6pt. score = 66% = D+

0.25/4 reported = Lacking Standard Indicators = LI =
tested, but no evidence of any elements of the standard = 5pt. score = 56% = F


0/4 reported = Not Tested = NT =
unavailable for / refuses assessment - no indication if skills are present, absent, or in development = F
(if not assessed otherwise by the end of the semester)




Errata:

Components: WA MArzano TPEP

- Standards Based Grading (4-3-2-1) scores on where they are on each thing they need to "Know / Understand / Do" at any point in their process)
- Utilizes Differentiated Instruction / Authentic Assessment (cached - Aug 2013) (local PDF - Aug 2013 - 140MB) / (AAAS-2061 Content Misconceptions & Assessment Resources)
- Students begin below competency (1-2), and advance through mastery (3-4) across the year.

- based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
- NGSS links directly to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) - (Reading & Writing in Technical Subjects & Math)
- utilizes Habits of Mind (HOM) / Growth Mindset (VISD Board Presentation (SciAm BackGrounder)

CASL-TPEP Observations OnLine


"Achieve, Inc." NGSS Test Trainers . . .

SBAC - "The Formative Assessment Process" - testing redux

("Achieve Inc.'s" pass estimates)

(WA High Stakes Tersting Requirements)


Washington State's Measurement of Student Progress (MSP) for 8th grade science covers material taught in grades 6, 7, & 8, in Earth, Life, and Physical sciences.

This is the second, and last time Washington students are tested on all 3 domains.

The 10th grade state science test is the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE), which is an end of course exam (essentially a state biology course final) in biology class, for biology alone.

Washington State has committed to develop a plan to implement and test the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) sometime after their final revision in Spring 2013. This may mean a change in what is tested when. No announcements to date on any specifics.

Federal, State, and District mandate is to get all students to reliably demonstrated & assessed at 3 = Achieved Standard (AS), or 4 = Exceeds Standard (ES).

Resource limitations, primarily time, equipment, and attention available for student (class size), & from student (focus, persistence, mindful effort, engaged presence) determine
actual implementation success of this policy.

This lab course is almost entirely a class time opportunity - equipment availability, scaffolding, & guiding questions are specifically interpersonal modalities.

Extra credit assignments are avoided in preference to facilitating student mastery of curricular and skill developmental goals through student persistence, differentiated instruction and assesment, & cycling to mastery, as opposed to moving on for "coverage" schedules.

9/9 assessments of ES = Exceeding Standard = 4/4 reported scores are how I track "above & beyond" performances, and represent extra credit in terms of exceeding the standard expectations for the assessment.

Assessments with a greater than 9 point rubric can be converted by 4/(points possible) = multiplier for standards based (reported) grade.


Daily Lab Protocols:

#1 = Put your journals back in their drawers
- any found left out by me after class = -2 lab points = 6/9 = 67% lab credit (or less if other protocols also broken)

#2 = Put lab gear back as you found it. Notify Mr. J. of any broken/missing components.
- any missing/broken gear gets charged to the table group, and they each get -2 lab points

#3 = If you used a DeskTop Station, LogOut.
- any still logged in after class = -2 lab points

#4 = Quit any running NetBook applications, & close the cover to sleep them.
- any caught shut off, or logged onto a personal accout = -2 lab points

#5 = Technology Use Agreement - change NO system preferences on ANY device, NO external device boots, NO games as defined by Mr.J. - if in any dout seek permission / approval first.
- any violations detected = -2 lab points

#6 = Return sleeping NetBooks to bin of origin:
8thGr = White hinge dot up and toward the white stripe on the bin top edge, plugged in and charging.
7thGr = Charge port up and to the rear of the lower cart bin, plugged in and charging.
6thGr = Return to 6thGr science bin, plugged in and charging.
- any caught in violation = -2 lab points


WISPC Disaggregated Standards Based Grading with Differentiated Instruction Notes We15May13

Half-step standards, base 15, 0.26 scalar, for those interested - I think aggregate of 9 base gives plenty of flux in quarter sums, and Standards Attachment will amplify the flux with multiplex assignment standards components . . .

15 x 0.26 = 3.9/4 = 97.5% = A = 4
14 x 0.26 = 3.6/4 = 91% = B+ = 3.5
13 x 0.26 = 3.38/4 = 84.5% = B = 3
12 x 0.26 = 3.12/4 = 78% = C+ = 2.5
11 x 0.26 = 2.86/4 = 71.5% = C = 2
10 x 0.26 = 2.6/4 = 65% = D+ = 1.5
9 x 0.26 = 2.34/4 = 58.5% = D = 1
8 x 0.26 = 2.08/4 = 52% = F = NA (not accepted)

It's a less intuitive than base 9 (9~90%=A, etc.), but also a bit more harsh on the low end, as a bare pass (71%) is a flat 2/4 not passing standard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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