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Wednesday, March 27 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
From Letter Grades to Learning: A New Model of Assessment for Classroom Teachers

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"What do I have to do to get an A?" "Is there any extra work I can do to get 5 more points?" "Why did I get an 87 instead of an 88?" These questions -- which every teacher has had a thousand times -- are never fun. After all, educators want to talk to kids about learning and growth, not how many extra credit worksheets make up the difference between an A- and an A+.

In this session, we will explore the question of how to move away from an assessment model focused on points and letters and toward a model focused on growth and learning. First, we will take a deep dive into the Portfolio Assessment model being piloted by the three facilitators at their school site, High Tech High North County. This model, currently being used in 10th grade Chemistry, 10th grade Humanities, and 9th grade Engineering, utilizes an ongoing portfolio of student work to track growth in specific skills and facilitate authentic student-teacher conversations about the students’ learning.

Next, participants will reflect on the assessment systems they use in their own classrooms or school settings and brainstorm ideas for both small- and large- scale changes that could create a positive and impactful culture of learning.

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Matt Haupert

High Tech High

Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTE 207

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