To meet these goals, our team will be shifting the structure of our gradebooks to report the evidence we have collected of student learning and the practice assignments that students complete to learn new knowledge and skills. Both my Language Arts and my Social Studies gradebooks in Skyward will contain these two categories of assignments to report student progress to parents. My personal classroom records will also record the formative data on student progress that I collect over the course of the school year.
Each category serves a separate purpose:
Skyward Category #1 – “Evidence of Learning” 90%
Purpose: This is the final report of student learning in relation the the grade-level expectations set by the state of Washington. It is worth 90% of a student's grade because it is the most accurate report of student knowledge and skills over time. The assignments in this category will report standards aligned descriptions of student progress toward meeting state standards.
Language Arts EOL Assignments
Social Studies EOL Assignments
Purpose: The assignments in this category will report the completion of Social Studies activities that allow students to practice new skills and knowledge, i.e. homework, notes, discussion participation, etc.
Skyward Category #3 – “Formative Assessment” 0%
Purpose: This category is used for reporting initial and ongoing assessments of a student's progress toward meeting grade level expectations in each of the "Evidence of Learning" criteria. It is used as a placeholder until enough evidence - at least four assessments - of a student's knowledge and skills has been collected to accurately report where they stand in relation to each criteria and the standards that they represent.