Understanding Grading in Competency-Based Schools
On Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:00-3:00 PM ET CompetencyWorks is sponsoring a webinar Understanding Grading in Competency-based Schools. You can register for the webinar here.
The webinar will start with an overview of competency education and the elements of grading in competency-based environments.
Abbie Forbus and Brett Grimm from Lindsay Unified School District in California will share Lindsay’s grading practices. Lindsay Unified, a Race to the Top winner, has a strong personalized, performance-based system and well-developed grading system that emphasizes providing feedback to learners. Forbus and Grimm will provide an overview of the values and educational philosophy that guides Lindsay’s grading policy. Then going into more depth, they will present the structure, practices, and reporting mechanisms. During this webinar you will learn how their information management system enables teachers, students and families to monitor student learning and progress along their learning progression.
The final segment of the webinar will offer a discussion on implementation challenges and emerging issues.
In preparation for the webinar we hope that you will review Progress and Proficiency: Redesigning Grading for Competency Education, a CompetencyWorks briefing paper.
Abbie Forbus, Counselor, Lindsay Unified High School (CA)
Brett Grimm, Assistant Principal of Curriculum & Instruction, Lindsay Unified High School (CA)
Chris Sturgis, MetisNet and co-founder of CompetencyWorks