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Skills Based Grading Seminar

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<p>On Tuesday evening I had the opportunity to attend a professional development seminar on Skills Based Grading at SUNY Geneseo as part of the NYS Master Teacher Program. Below are some of my musings / quick notes as I participated in the seminar. I very much enjoyed hearing about how others have utilized SBG and comparing to my program.</p>

<p>Goal for the session is for the presenters, George Reuter and Amy to provide a snippet of what Standards Based Grading is and how it can be implemented, coupled with a work session in which a structure is implemented with a SBG philosophy.</p>

<p>Use SBG as a communication tool — highlight strengths as well as opportunities for improvement.</p>

<p>SBG as a process. Learn a new skill, practice that skill, test that skill, receive feedback, practice needed skills, etc.</p>

<p>Analogy — just like runners have multiple opportunities to practice and show their skill, so will students have multiple opportunities to demonstrate their learning.</p>

<p>Work on progressions toward mastery — set up rubric to support your end-goal.</p>

<p>Ways of determining scores — average all scores, decaying average, most recent, other? (I keep the two most recent).</p>

<p>Presenter spends hours and hours grading assessments — I mentioned Remark OMR and opportunities to automate that work, specifically how I’ve significantly reduced my workload using SBG. Presenter also spent many hours in parent presentations about the grading system. I side-stepped that by creating a flipped classroom video explaining my grading system.</p>

<p>After a bit more discussion, we split into various groups to talk about various ramifications, issues, concerns, and successes using SBG. Overall, a valuable evening!</p>

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