Rick Wormeli, Standards Based Grading, the Secondary Approach
Spend the day with Rick Wormeli and delve into the secondary application of standards-based grading. One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation, energy, and validity to his writing, presentations, and his instructional practice.
Some parents, colleagues, school board members, and business leaders struggle with what is and is not standards-based grading.Teachers and leaders using standards-based grading are facing some “pushback” from those with little background in it.As a result they are backing away from something unusually effective in teaching and learning.Whatever they are, current grading practices create very real futures; they better be accurate and ethical.Many traditional grading practices, unfortunately, are neither.This address presents the essential elements of standards-based grading, including its merits, potential pitfalls, and candid responses to the most common concerns regarding its use. Vetted by decades of work in the U.S. and around the world, we’ll correct the misconceptions and make a compelling case for standards-based grading.