Student progress is reflected in running records recorded on a Google Sheet shared with each student via Google Drive. It also recorded in X2 :Aspen. To understand how competency grades translate to traditional grades, reference the chart below.
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of Term Grade
Summative Assessment Opportunities
Essay Test Response
Multi-Genre Research Paper
Thesis-Based Research Paper
Digital Story Poetry Performance
Podcast: Play/Film Review
Podcast: Book Review
of Term Grade
Formative Assessment Opportunities
Reader’s & Writer’s Digital Notebook
• Peer reading/writing conferences
• Whole class discussions
• Book group discussions
• Poem of the day performances
• Peer reading/writing conferences and peer conferences.
• Individual Reading/Writing Conferences
•Academic Discourse (whole class, small group and book groups).
Formative assessments lay the groundwork. Through formatives, a learner demonstrates readiness to demonstrate competency through a summative assessment.
Multiple summative assessments create a trend. A learner’s final “score” is the end result of the trend. To improve a trend, a learner returns to formative work and prepares, once again, to demonstrate competency in the context of a summative assessment .