"I have tried out setting up standards (or learning objectives) for students to achieve where the objectives were not all the same level. For example with solutions: one objective may be for the student to calculate moles of solute when given…"
"We take it like a normal test. They have one period to complete it...have not been issues with time. If we test on a block day I will give them the typical test and then they will take the BCR after if we have enough time."
"What a great assignment. I too, cannot have students grade other students' work, but I still love the idea of the assignment.
1. Do all students complete the BCR at the same time (a class testing atmosphere) or do you run an asynchronous…"
"I'll answer each of the questions below. Also, when they peer grade we give them a very detailed form to show them what they are looking for while grading. It says things like - Put a box around ___ and Circle ___ or Star ___ and…"
"We have been working on trying to have students write a weekly reflection - something like the attachment.
Here is the first BCR we used this year:
Chemistry is the study of matter and the changes it undergoes. Whether it is a solid, liquid or gas,…"
"LOVE the idea peer grading of the short answers as a way of reviewing the material. Our school has a policy that allows students to retake a test 1 time to improve their score, but I often find that students don't do much better on the retake…"
"I like this idea also, but like the idea of having one test with 85% standard questions and the rest higher level questions. I would suggest that if you are using multiple choice questions that you make 6-8 answer choices for the more difficult…"
"We are working through that idea at my school, as we transition over to competency based grading or standards based. We basically have 3 levels: must to know, should know and nice to know. In order to get the 'basic'…"
"I don't think my school would ever go for that. Instead, I would only make one level test in which 85% of that test were the easier questions and 15% of the test the higher-order questions. You could indicate on the test where the…"
"I personally think that its important its important for every student to believe he/she has the chance of getting an A on something. Its an interesting idea though, have you asked any students what they feel about it?
Might I throw another idea out…"
"I think that makes perfect sense. The reason I don't do it is logistical. I live 40 minutes from my school and it's easier on me to do my videos at home in the evening. I just don't have the time to make the videos at school. I…"