Road Map to SBG – Where Are You Now? What’s Next for You?

You might view these as Stages of Growth as you begin implementing SBG. You do not need to have all of these in place to get started, nor do you need to go through them sequentially. Rather, they point to a variety of ways that you might continue to grow in your SBG efforts.

Prime the Pump:

(Where are you now? What’s next for you?)

  1. I want to learn about the limitations of points-based assessment systems.
  2. I can describe the limitations of points-based assessment systems.
  3. I am uncomfortable with the limitations of points-based assessment systems.
  4. I can’t take it anymore! I’m ready to try SBG.

Learning about SBG: (Where are you now? What’s next for you?)

  1. I want to learn from others about their attempts to use SBG.
  2. I can describe key principles and strategies for SBG.
  3. I have been using some SBG principles and strategies on a small scale.
  4. I can describe a vision for how I could integrate SBG into my teaching.

Giving Effective Feedback: (Where are you now? What’s next for you?)

  1. I want to learn more about giving effective feedback.
  2. I can describe principles for giving effective feedback.
  3. I have some experience providing effective feedback in my teaching.
  4. I have a working system for providing timely, effective feedback to support student growth.

Using Rubrics: (Where are you now? What’s next for you?)

  1. I want to learn more about using rubrics for SBG.
  2. I have a rubric that will work for SBG.
  3. I have used my rubric to evaluate and communicate how to improve.
  4. I have had good success using rubrics to support a growth mindset.

Finding Learning Targets:

(Where are you now? What’s next for you?)

  1. I want to learn more about the learning targets others have used for SBG.
  2. I have a collection of learning targets related to my course.
  3. I can describe evidence that would show mastery of each learning target.
  4. I have unpacked the targets with my students; we have a shared understanding.

Strategies for DI: (Where are you now? What’s next for you?)

  1. I want to learn strategies for differentiated instruction (DI) that support SBG.
  2. I can describe several strategies for DI that can support SBG.
  3. I have used some DI strategies that might be useful in an SBG setting.
  4. I can describe how I can integrate DI and SBG to support individuals’ growth.

Supporting Students & Parents: (Where are you now? What’s next?)

  1. I want to learn more about supporting students and parents in SBG.
  2. I can describe ways others have supported students and parents in SBG.
  3. I have a clear plan for how I will support my students and parents in SBG.
  4. I have resources prepared for supporting students and parents in SBG.

Other items (checklist):

[   ]   I use and have access to a gradebook that is compatible with SBG.

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Math in Action, 2014         hasenbaj@gvsu.edu, @ProfJonH