What makes for a high quality rubric.
01/16/2023 02:47 PM - Comment(s)
Are You Selecting Talent or Developing Talent?

The work that has challenged me the most and is now going into its 10th year at Ashland Middle School, is the proficiency-based overhaul that took AMS from a traditional school, using letter grades, based on points and percentages - to a growth mindset place of REAL learning. I want to share a quote...

11/19/2022 06:57 PM - Comment(s)
Defining Standards-based Scoring and Reporting

Ask ten people to define "standards-based scoring and reporting" and you're likely to get ten different answers. I've heard everything from the optimistic ("It's a great way to keep the the  focus on learning, not points.")...to the outlandish ("Students can demand...

11/15/2022 09:41 AM - Comment(s)
Monday Myths #1
Standards-based scoring waters down the curriculum. Um...Really?
11/14/2022 09:05 PM - Comment(s)
What's in a Name?

Use any of the words proficiencycompetency, or standards with an educator and you're likely to get a visceral response. Each of these words seems to come with the baggage of past initiatives, failed attempts, or just a misunderstanding of the term itself. And while many progres...

11/10/2022 02:29 PM - Comment(s)