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Proficiency-Based Grading in the Content Areas

Discover a clear path for implementing a proficiency-based grading (evidence-based grading) system where student growth is at the heart of every classroom, in every content area, from career and technical education to world languages.

Benefits

  • Become familiar with the basic concepts and essential decisions of evidence-based grading that apply to teaching in all content areas.
  • Study individual-level and institutional-level grading decisions and how they differ from each other.
  • Become familiar with the steps, paradigm shifts, and pedagogy necessary to implement proficiency-based grading in a particular content area.
  • Study the ways proficiency-based grading differs from content area to content area and the unique benefits it offers to each.
  • Follow a structure that mirrors flow psychology and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s five stages of creativity.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
Chapter 1: Implementing Proficiency-Based Grading With Fidelity to Core Beliefs
Chapter 2: Implementing Proficiency-Based Grading in Career and Technical Education
Chapter 3: Implementing Proficiency-Based Grading in English Language Arts
Chapter 4: Implementing Proficiency-Based Grading in Fine Arts
Chapter 5: Implementing Proficiency-Based Grading in Mathematics
Chapter 6: Implementing Proficiency-Based Grading in Physical Education and Health
Chapter 7: Implementing Proficiency-Based Grading in Science
Chapter 8: Implementing Proficiency-Based Grading in Social Science
Chapter 9: Implementing Proficiency-Based Grading in World Languages
Epilogue: Building Efficacious Leaders

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Chapter 9

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BOOKS

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  • Gobble, T., Onuscheck, M., Reibel, A. R., & Twadell, E. (2017). Pathways to Proficiency: Implementing Evidence-Based Grading. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Guskey, T. R. (2015). On Your Mark: Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
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  • Wiliam, D. (2018). Embedded Formative Assessment (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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