Math = Love: SBG Score Tracking Sheets in INB

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

SBG Score Tracking Sheets in INB

This year was my first foray into Standards Based Grading (SBG).  I did this only with my Algebra 2 students.  We began SBG in Unit 4.  And, I required them to track their scores on each learning goal for Units 4-6.  Units 7-8 were rushed due to impending state testing, and I didn't do as good of a job with them as I should have.

For Unit 4 and 5, I required students to write out the learning goals for themselves.  For Unit 6, I typed out the learning goals for them, and they only had to fill in their scores.

When I made the transition in January to 0 or 100 grading on the INBs, it was partially out of my frustration of students not keeping track of their scores as they should.  When I only knocked 10 points off their grade for not filling out the sheet, most students didn't fill out the sheet.  When I gave them a 0 for their notebook grade until the sheet was filled out, students actually started keeping up with their scores!

There is a story and a student behind each and every one of these score tracking sheets.  I'm not sure if these will be of interest to anybody but myself, but I present to you a sampling of SBG tracking sheets.


















17 comments:

  1. when do you have students document their progress? How long does it usually take during a class period? How often do you assess standards?

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    1. This year, I would have students open their notebooks to their score tracking sheets as I was passing back quizzes. So, it might have taken up an extra minute or so of class. It was great to see students excited over their progress! I was doing 2-3 quizzes per week in Algebra 2. I would reserve the last 10-15 minutes of class for quizzes. This was my first foray into SBG, and I've got a lot of thinking to do this summer!

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  2. Sarah, thanks for this post. My district is going to standards based grading next year but they haven't given us any training. Go figure. I need all the help I can get with this. If there are any other good blogs on this subject that you could reference that would be a great help. I like how you have used this in your classes and I know the kids will really be able to pinpoint what skills they need to improve.

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    1. I know there is a ton of SBG info on the web! I resorted to SBG half way through the year because I was frustrated with students who were making no effort to seek out help for concepts they had clearly not mastered. For example - I had some Algebra 2 students who never learned to factor. It was bad. This helped them immediately pinpoint their weaknesses and seek out specific help. Of course, some students chose to never retake their quizzes. And, that was frustrating for me.

      Now, I need to decide if this is something that I want to do with my Algebra 1 students next year. Decisions, decisions...

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    2. So did you start it with your Algebra I classes?

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    3. I'm doing SBG with all my preps this year (Alg 1, Alg 2, and Trig). I LOVE it. I can't go back to grading the traditional way now.

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  3. Carey Lehner has written several posts about her SBG journey. She was VERY helpful to me when I first started it.

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    1. How am I just now learning about this blog? I thought I knew about every math teaching blog that has ever existed. :) Thanks for the link, Mary! I can't wait to dig into this blog. SO much good stuff!

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  4. It is all about consistency! I started off so well with my charting and totally dropped the ball the last few units. Still tweaking my organization. I've pretty much moved tests to using google forms and now I've figured out how to do detailed excel printouts of results from the students so I think that will help with turn around. I just have such a hard time giving up class time. I'm going to do a post about it soon.

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  5. Question? - what do the columns 1.2.3.4 stand for?
    Thanks.

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    1. Hey Julie! The 1/2/3/4 columns stand for the score my students' received on their quizzes. 4 - PERFECT 3 - Small Mistake 2 - Big Mistake 1 - Did something right 0.5 - Attempted the Problem 0 - Did not attempt the problem

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  6. Hello, Ms. Sarah first of all thanks for all the valuable information you have shared, you are truly an inspirational teacher! Just one question to ask please, how many item do you usually have in your quiz to assess one learning goal? tnx and more power!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! Last year, my quizzes normally had 2-3 questions per learning goal. Hope this helps!

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  7. I am a Filipino teacher, i really admire the support you are getting from your school, government and peers. how I wish we can experience that also, here in the Philippines to motivate more our students to learn and to really improve the quality of their education.

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  8. Do you have a .pub or .pdf of your blank tracking sheet posted somewhere?

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    1. Here you go! https://app.box.com/s/yfmquhy5jy187j26b2kv3wrntzo2jaoz

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