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Three Benefits of "Accumulation Grading with Tagging"

So I decided to give my grading system a name: Accumulation Grading (or Accumulation Grading with Tagging). I just sick of writing “this grading system” or “how I am grading” all of the time. 283 more words

Day 16: Introducing SBG

All four of my classes today were introduced to my flavour of Standards Based Grading.  The grade 11 students were pretty interested in it, whereas the grade 8 students didn’t seem to care one way or the other.  77 more words

Science 8

Update on Student-Claimed Learning Goals

I am halfway through the semester where I am using a new grading scheme for Calculus I. Here is a rough summary of the scheme: 518 more words

The Irish takeover needs to happen abroad

When the UFC came to Ireland for the second time, it was a clean sweep for Irish based fighters. After a night of wins the country’s shining light, Conor McGregor, proclaimed that the Irish intended to take over. 459 more words


Day 11: Burnin' Up

Today in science 9 we had our first introduction to SBG. Students wrote a short quiz with 7 questions and 2 learning objectives. While self-marking, overheard comments were things like “I got 6 out of 7″, or “is this only 1/2 a mark off?” … 56 more words

Science 9

the potential silliness of student mastery folders

As I think I stated earlier, one of my goals this year for my class is for students to discretely know their strengths as readers and writers and to understand which ones they can work to improve on. 499 more words


Once is not enough

A few years ago, when I began SBG and tried to explain it to students and parents, I listed a few guiding principles to help them understand the difference between what they were likely used to and the system that I was going to use.   808 more words