• Amiee Webb posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Yes, we use IC so when a student retakes an exam, for example, I just override the older grade with the newer one!

    • Do you enter in a grade for each specific standard? For example, if the exam covers 6 standards, do the students receive 6 different grades?

  • Amiee Webb posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 1 year, 2 months ago

    This makes me a tad nervous since I haven’t found any other examples of the news stories on here, but I am choosing to share this really simplistic but beneficial formative assessment I use all the time. I teach AP English Lang and sophomore English, so the ACT is always looming over my kids. I start almost every day of class with bell ringer ACT…

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    • ACT as a one test separator of students for scholarships and college gets a lot of criticism, but the reality is that students will face it, which leaves us the option of helping them to or ignoring it. Kudos for helping them meet the challenge.

      • I also love using ACT as a bellringer in class. It helps students get familiar with the language of the ACT and how questions will be asked. And it shows tremendous benefits when students can practice ACT daily throughout the year, as opposed to just the month before the ACT as a “cram” session.

  • Amiee Webb posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    I love this idea!

  • Amiee Webb posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 1 year, 2 months ago

    I feel like a broken record since so many others have mentioned standards based grading, but that has been our district wide push this year, and I have enjoyed it. It has created more work for me as I find I am letting kids retake exams and redo papers more than I have in the past, but I like the mastery that comes from it!

    • A lot of work, but like you say a lot of pay off no doubt. Are you entering grades in Infinite Campus differently 1,2,3,4… versus 0-100? If so, does Infinite Campus allow you to alter the grade book to accommodate for this?

      • Yes, we use IC so when a student retakes an exam, for example, I just override the older grade with the newer one!

        • Do you enter in a grade for each specific standard? For example, if the exam covers 6 standards, do the students receive 6 different grades?

  • Amiee Webb posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    You are 100% correct about the staffing issue especially when all we do is cut funding in this state.

  • Amiee Webb posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 1 year, 2 months ago

    After Looking over the KUACC and grasping a better understanding, the biggest issues I see are that there is this big push for multiple options and enrichment. We are living in an era in this state where all we do is cut education funding, and as we all know, staff and programs often take a large hit with the cuts. How does a school keep adding…[Read more]

    • Yes, more with less is the trend. Has us all looking for ways to work together and maximize resources.

    • Yes, working together is the only way our small district will be able to overcome the challenges in the Opportunity and Access. Our staff numbers dwindle every single year.