Equitable Grading Practices to Personalize Learning

Focus Area: Competency-Based Learning
Audience:

TTeachers

Pathway: Understanding

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Description

If we aspire to create student-centered, equitable schools, we may want to rethink traditional grading models. The Competency Based Learning model allows for students to demonstrate their knowledge through a variety of methods that are aligned with clear outcomes. By providing proactive, targeted support and authentic feedback, educators can support this shift to equitable assessment. In coaching or a Virtual Workshop, participants will:

  • Define systems that support Competency Based Learning
  • Explore real teacher scenarios of successful CBL practices
  • Build and get feedback on their plan for setting up an equitable CBL system

Audience

This topic is designed for teachers, coaches, and leaders who are beginning their journey towards a competency based learning model. The topic is targeted to support educators to think critically about grading to identify inequalities and take steps towards implementing more equitable grading practices.  

Outcome

I can design an equitable competency based grading model in order to allow students to demonstrate their mastery in a variety of ways.

Learning Experience

Define

  • Identify how current grading practices are often inequitable
  • Understand how equitable grading systems are accurate, bias-resistant, and motivating to students
  • Consider tips and tricks for establishing more equitable grading practices

Explore

  • Explore real teacher scenarios of successful CBL practices
  • Brainstorm how to adapt current grading practices to provide more equitable measures of learning

Build

  • Build and get feedback on their plan for setting up an equitable CBL system