On Your Mark Grading Workshop

On Your Mark Grading Workshop
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Redefine effective grading and reporting

The most effective grading practices provide accurate, specific, timely feedback designed to improve student performance. Unfortunately, students and their parents state that they don’t understand the grades received, and current grading practices often demoralize students rather than spur them on to continuous improvement. This workshop will challenge antiquated practices like grading curves, zeroes, and averaged grades. Instead, our assessment experts will provide you with research-based options for grading and reporting that are fair, motivating, and meaningful to both students and parents.

Participants are encouraged to attend as a team. Whether your purpose is to apply more meaningful and impactful grading practices in your own classroom, train your colleagues, or refine grading and reporting in your school or district, this workshop is for you. Time will be provided to support the collaborative planning process. A team laptop will also be helpful to save your work.

  • Acquire strategies to ensure grading is based on clear standards or competencies.
  • Understand how to use student data notebooks successfully.
  • Reflect on present practices to determine their alignment with evidence of effectiveness.
  • Review samples of report cards that are meaningful to students and parents.
  • Apply tools and templates to support the efficient use of feedback for individuals and teams.
  • Discover strategies that ensure students own their learning and are motivated to greater achievement.
  • Examine grading practices that are based on mastery.

Learn from leading experts

Hear from our attendees

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

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Monday, October 16th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–11:30 a.m.

Presentation

11:30–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00–4:00 p.m. Presentation

Tuesday, October 17th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–11:30 a.m.

Presentation

11:30–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00–4:00 p.m. Presentation

Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Parking information: Discounted daily rate of $29 (Self-Park)

In order to receive the discounted hotel room rate, please mention Solution Tree. After the deadline listed below, rates will be determined by the hotel.


Primary Hotel

Hilton Palacio del Rio

200 S. Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210.222.1400

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $249 per night
Deadline: September 27, 2017 or until group rate is sold out

Venue

Hilton Palacio del Rio
Meeting Room: Salon B-C; Mezzanine Level

200 S. Alamo Street

San Antonio, Texas


Participation Information

You will receive a certificate of participation after the event. Please check with your state department of education for CEU availability.


Various worksheets will be discussed during the workshop. These fillable PDF form may be found by clicking here.


Additional Information

Included with your registration

On Your Mark

On Your Mark

Clarify the purpose of grades, craft a vision statement aligned with this purpose, and discover strategies to implement effective practices.