Sometimes called “Standards-Based”, here are some resources for those interested in finding out more about Proficiency Based Learning and Grading.
When I talk to people about 21st century learning, sometimes I think there are two different conversations. When I think of 21st century learning, I think of Tony Wagner and the skills and dispositions people need to be successful today. Sometimes I think the other person is just thinking about technology and computers. I came across two example of projects that have done 21st century learning and assessment wrong and right. I’ll let you see if you can spot which is which.
A few weeks ago, one of my kids brought back some work from school. It had lots of red corrections on it and the color really struck me and stood out. In my work with teacher interns we had talked about the effects of color and how a teacher should be aware of this as they assess. I wanted to blog about grading in red and as I researched the topic, was somewhat surprised by this being a “controversy”. In reading comments on various blog posts, I am beginning to suspect that much of the discussion missed the point.