The Art and Science of Grading

The Art and Science of Grading

October 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Capitol Plaza
State St
Montpelier, VT 05602
Cost: $200 (includes book)
The Art and Science of Grading @ Capitol Plaza | Montpelier | Vermont | United States

Facilitated Facilitated by: Andrew Jones & Gabe Hamilton

Date:  October 9, 2018      Time: 8:30 registration 9:00-3:30 (light breakfast and lunch included) 6 recertification hours

Target Audience: K-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Principals, Curriculum Leaders who want to implement proficiency-based grading

Grading is complex. Even with a school or district-based grading policy, the intricacies of assigning scores to assignments and assessments is tricky work. What assignments should you grade? What shouldn’t you grade? How do you ensure students complete assignments?

Ultimately, shifting from a culture of compliance to a culture of learning is no easy task. This workshop aims to provide strategies for putting proficiency-based grading practices into action. Topics that will be discussed include: zeros, extra credit, homework, calculations methods, midterms/finals, GPAs, weighting, aligning assessments with performance indicators and other grading nuances. Getting a grasp on the intricacies of classroom grading is a necessary step for effectively messaging the shift toward proficiency-based learning for both students and parents.

• To recognize grading practices that inhibit student learning
• To be able to apply equitable grading methods that support a culture of learning
• To clearly articulate the shift toward proficiency-based learning for all stakeholders

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Andrew Jones is the Director of Curriculum for Mill River School District. He has spent the last several years implementing proficiency-based learning in his science classroom at Mt. Abe, while also facilitating numerous workshops and courses on PBL both in Vermont and nationally.
Gabe Hamilton is the Proficiency-Based Learning Coordinator at Mount Abraham UHS. Prior to teaching in Vermont, Gabe taught for several years in Oregon and has worked throughout the state of Vermont leading workshops and teaching courses on proficiency-based learning.

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