Standards-based grading is a grading system in which the grade a student earns is a direct reflection of that student’s level of mastery of the standards covered. All other factors are removed from the calculation of the grade, or they are pulled out and used to calculate a separate effort or behavior grade.
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Through planning and trial and error and with the help of online tools, Ms. Paquette has created a personalized learning environment to help her students achieve success. In this article, we’ll share what a typical day looks like in Ms. Paquette’s classroom and then break down some of the components that really make her classroom work.
Navigating your state education agency’s website or staying up to date on the latest education news can feel like a daunting task with education terms and trends that you may be unfamiliar with. We wanted to help you stay in the know by breaking down the important points of these terms and definitions so that you can know what’s going on in your child’s classroom. Let’s get started.
Worldwide, more and more students are taking advantage of virtual education options. As students, parents, and educators embrace the individualization and flexibility of online learning, this growth is likely to continue. With this in mind, it’s becoming critical for school and district administrators to have a plan in place to offer virtual options for students and, even more importantly, to make sure that students are set up for success in these programs.
Right now, teachers around the nation are meeting new students; setting goals for the school year; and preparing lessons, assessments, and more. If you're a teacher, you’re probably reflecting on your instructional style, approach, and best practices. What are some of the successes you've had? What are some changes that you think you could make? To help you start another successful school year, we’ve pulled together some resources to line up with common educator goals for a little extra support when you’re planning!
At Edmentum, we’re fiercely committed to working with our educator partners to understand the unique ways they’re approaching these challenges through technology. And, as a part of those ongoing conversations, we often find that questions arise. How do I ensure that students meet proficiency expectations AND growth goals? If I’m using multiple programs, how can they work together, and what does an implementation actually look like? Well, rather than summarizing insights from customers near and far, we thought it was time to go deep and let you hear from one such educator who’s employing two Edmentum programs, Exact Path and Study Island, to drive toward rigorous outcomes that align with her goals and her students’ goals.
Small changes happen every day as teachers find new ways to integrate technology, connect with each other, and give students the skills the 21st century requires of them. These changes tend to grow into trends and, if applicable, best practices.