Activity 3: Standards Based Grading Purpose: to explain how Standards-Based Grading fits into fulfilling Decatur’s vision statement. Also…to see some instructional strategies in action: close reading Socratic Seminar 4 point proficiency scale formative assessment poster
Proficiency Scale Example Standard used for this activity (as an example) COE Reading PS6 Informational Thinking Critically LT3 Extends information beyond the text by explaining generalizations OR drawing conclusions to demonstrate understanding of the text. 4321 Meets grade level expectation with excellence Meets grade level expectations Progressing towards meeting grade level expectations Not meeting grade level expectations WOWRight on targetGetting thereStruggling No teacher assistance needed. Student understood concept without teacher help. After teacher explanation and guided practice, student understood concept. Student is beginning to understand concept, but needs a little more guidance. Student does not understand the concept and needs much more guidance
Close Reading Activity (see the top of your text) Guiding Question: In what ways does Patricia L. Scriffiny’s ideas in “Seven Reasons for Standards- Based Grading” fit Decatur’s vision statement of “every student prepared for success in high school and beyond”?
While reading, mark the text as follows: Write questions in the margins Underline interesting/important ideas worth discussing Place a * next to parts of the text that help answer the guiding question. After reading, briefly share out some ideas with your table group.
Socratic Seminar Inner Circle: Share ideas Refer to the text Continue to mark the text One person speaks at a time Outer Circle: Take notes Continue to mark the text No outside conversations If applicable, add your ideas to the discussion at appropriate time.
Post Discussion Debrief Inside Circle: Write a response to the guiding question on your post it. Place post it on poster in its appropriate space. Outside Circle: Write a response to the guiding question on your notes/at the bottom of the text.
If time permits…. Share with your table – what worked with this activity for you? What elements can you see using in your classroom? What elements can you see changing to use in a different way in your classroom?
Please pick up your folder from the crate in the front. Tara is using these to provide ongoing individual communication through in- service days, data days, and staff meetings.
Activity 4: Homework and Reassessment Purpose: articulate how to use the homework and reassessment policies in instructional practices. At your table, complete the homework and reassessment T Chart: Complete individually Then, share in your table group Then, choose a spokesperson to share big ideas out to the large group
Exit Reflection Please complete the exit reflection When you finish, please put it in your folder and file your folder in the crate. Thank you for today; I know you are tired. I will review your exit reflections and begin addressing needs as soon as possible.