More and more schools and boards are moving away from grades and going to standard based assessment. One of the greatest challenges with making that shift is creating a framework and method for collecting evidence of student learning...and then quantifying that evidence as a grade during reporting cycles.
This package includes tools for standards based assessment for the Ontario Families in Canada courses (HHS 4C/U0). The tools in this package align with Growing Success (2010) and include resources for both the college and university level courses. The resources can also be used by teachers running a tiered program, combining the C and U level in one classroom.
Included in this package are Google Documents or Slides of:
*Overarching Learning Goals printables for the courses developed using the principles guiding the SSH curriculum
*Curriculum expectation chart comparing the University vs. College level courses
*Met/Emerging/Not Met chart containing Overarching Learning Goals broken down by Learning Goals and Success Criteria for each course - with space to collect evidence (I use a OneNote digital notebook)
*Learning Maps for each course detailing what each OLG looks like at the different levels for quantifying evidence collected as grades (using anchor marks and professional judgement) - based on the resource Rethinking Letter Grades.
Learning maps are shared with students at the beginning of the course and are a fluid document throughout the course. Students are able to see where they are in their learning and can be challenged to plan how they will move to the next level of achievement.
I use my school board based OneNote as a digital gradebook. I create a notebook for each course. Within the course notebook I create a tab for each student with pages for their Learning Goal tracking chart and learning map. In the tracking chart there is a column for evidence. I add pictures of marking schemes from tasks, notes from discussion, and picture/video based evidence from class. I can use the app on my phone or iPad to collect this data in real time and record it as evidence related to specific learning goals. I use the evidence to determine if success criteria or a learning goal is met/emerging/not met