Langley Learning Blog
Throughout the Langley School District, many of our teachers are working on implementing new and improved ways of assessing students that are more in line with the Ministry of Education’s redesigned curriculum. This includes replacing traditional marks and letter grades given for individual assignments to using a more “standards-based” approach to assessment that involves assessing student growth around the curricular competencies using proficiency-based language and assessment. If you would like to learn more about standards-based assessment, check out some of the excellent articles below:
Introducing a Learning Target and Scale – “A foundation of standards-based instruction is helping students understand our targets before we begin using new and complex content to work towards and beyond them”
Differentiating in a Standards-Based Classroom – “Perhaps the single greatest instructional benefit of standards-based learning is how effectively it sets us up to differentiate by readiness.”
Want to Turn Rubric Scores into Grades – Even though many teachers want to assess using proficiency scales, one challenge is that at many grades, letter grades and in some cases, percentages, are still required.