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Kick Your Assessment @drtimony
hard data overwhelms....
some things don't lend themselves to grading
LOTS of info = boxed in
Does not turning in work and giving a grade of F grade knowledge or behavior?
Does anyone give 100% just for turning in homework?
Why R college people only graded on mastery - showing up is (usu) optional. Why are K-12 graded on HW & showing up?
said, "In general, if it's not gonna receive feedback, it shouldn't be assigned."
Example of Multiple grades: Mastery-Process-Progress
Dr. Timony is NOT an advocate for including behavior in a grade. It's a leadership issue from the top that they think kids will misbehave if they're not graded on behavior.
Pros and cons of Grades:
Established method: Progress/Regress
Reporting time attendance
Hard data overwhelms
Don’t lend themselves grading
LOTS of info goes into ONE number
What do we do about …. How do we create a rock solid plan for assessing students?
Should kids get lower than a 50%?
Should class participation count in a grade?
Should non classroom behaviors lower/improve grade?
In reality, if they’ve mastered the material, what grade should they get? Do you have a leg to stand on if you give that student a C?
Should we give 100% for turning in homework?
Say a kid does all the homework and classwork (gets 100% on all) but then gets a 50% on the test?
If you get 100 on the homework, how did you fail the test?
“They know all the material, they just failed the test!”
“What is homework?”
If it’s not going to be given great feedback, what’s the point of giving homework?
“What is the difference between an 89 and a 90?”
“If it’s important enough to teach, shouldn’t it be important enough for all them to learn it perfectly?”
“Assessment” is VAGUE!! TESTING/MEASURING, however, is very concrete.
Would you assess your car the same way you assess your students?
We need hard numbers to quantify ___. But how do we do that?
mastery, progress, process
“I don’t believe that not taking points away [for misbehavior] will make kids misbehave”
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