First, let me say that the documents posted below are truly products of the SBG Borg. At least four people other than myself are responsible for the standards-based grading system that I’ve put together. Sometimes its hard to know where one person’s ideas begin and end, but I’ve tried to give credit for the different pieces that I have shamelessly stolen. Kudos to Matt Townsley, Shawn Cornally, Jason Buell, Frank Noschese, and others for giving me the building blocks that helped put together a system that I think will work for my science classes this year.
In summary, I’ve put together a nested SBG system with 9 major Standards that represent the major skills that I want students to be able to perform. It’s “nested” because the first standard is directly content related and so will have its own set of content-specific Learning Goals that will be assessed independently of each other: standards within a standard. Both the first Standard’s Learning Goals and the 9 Standards together will use conjunctive scoring to determine the final grade. The plan is for online portfolios (yay 1:1!) and face-to-face conferences to be most of the assessment pieces, which will help students meet the Standards that I’ve chosen.
Feel free to comment on them or pirate them if they are useful. We want the SBG Borg to spread. You will be assimilated.