Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Standards Based Grading Panel Discussion

Standards-Based Grading is a system of reporting student proficiency in a number of specific learning goals (or standards). Rather than give students one grade on a test that assessed multiple skills, this system gives students a number of scores that represent their proficiency in each of the skills assessed. The idea is that at the end of the class a student has mastered the essential content necessary for the next level. You are focused on knowledge, not on points (from http://activegrade.com/get-started/).

Join us at 11:20 AM-12:20 PM during our conference on Saturday, January 24, 2015, in Room 110 as the following panelists discuss standards based grading with facilitator, Amy Murphy.  
  • Dr. Amy Fowler Murphy, a National Board Certified Teacher, currently serves as the Chemistry Education Specialist with the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative at the University of Montevallo.
  • Andrew Maxey is the principal of Rock Quarry Middle School. He spends a good bit of his time thinking, talking and writing about grading, leadership, and the powerful use of technology in education.
  • Ron Dodson is a former science teacher who is now serving as the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for Hoover City Schools. His dissertation study was titled A Grounded Theory Model for Final Grade Decisions Made by Secondary Teachers in Suburban Central Alabama.
  • Ann Marie Corgill has been a classroom teacher for the past 20 years and is currently teaching 4th grade at Cherokee Bend Elementary School. She is the author of Of Primary Importance: What’s Essential in Teaching Young Writers. Ann Marie currently serves on the Elementary Section Steering Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English. You can follow her on Twitter at @acorgill or her students @TheCorgillKids. She also blogs at amclearningjourney.blogspot.com about her learning journey in the classroom and as the 2015 Alabama Teacher of the Year.
  • Christy Christian

Registration information:
  • If you would like to be a member of the Alabama NBCT Network, but cannot attend the conference, dues are $25.
  • If you want to join or renew your membership AND attend the conference, the fee is $100.
  • If you submitted a proposal to present a concurrent session and was accepted, you and one co-presenter that was listed on the proposal will pay your membership dues of $25. You and your one co-presenter will receive free conference registration.
  • You can pay dues and/or register online now.
We look forward to seeing all educators, administrators, and preservice teachers at our conference.  You do not have to be an NBCT to attend.

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