Chemistry: Marzano Learning Goals and Scales for Tracking Student Progress
This is a great way to track student progress and have learning goals and scales implemented in the Chemistry classroom. There are 10 major chemistry goals that can go along with your units that students can assess themselves on the scale. Each student will draw an element from the periodic table out of a hat. For example, I pull Co out of the hat. That is my element. I write my name down on the back of the element, hand in to teacher. The teacher then will give me the Chemistry Learning Goal paper for Co. In the Co paper it will have the 10 yearly goals for chemistry with the scales, as well as a set of goal markers I can cut out once I reach my goals and place on the periodic table of elements. There are a total of 30 odd elements from the periodic table for students to choose from, students will all have a different element. Each element sheet will have individual markers/stickers for the big table as well as a brief description of that element. Students will never forget their elements, that’s for sure!
Here’s an example of how this works,
Goal 1: I can predict the properties of an element when given its period and group on the Periodic Table.
As a student I rate myself on the 4pt scale on my Co sheet against that learning goal. If I am a 1 I place my goal 1 Co sticker on the blue area of the table, if I am a 2, pink, 3 yellow, 4 green. Then teachers can see where students are on the scale for each goal and know just what needs to be done to get students where they need to be to meet their goals and to achieve success.