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Standards-based Grading Series: Offering Choice Menus for Differentiated Assessment
Friday, March 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST$45.00
(F Mar 5, 11am-12:30pm Eastern Standard Time)
Participants will be given an example of a choice menu to see how this assessment tool can be used within an online or in-person class. Assessment menus allow greater autonomy in a class as students choose the type of assignment that appeals to them or allows them to utilize their strengths. Although students may complete a learning objective in different formats, the skills and content for the learning objective is identical so all standards-based grading can be assessed regardless of the method a child uses to apply their knowledge and practices. At a time when students have less control over their lives, this gives them a way to manage their time and apply what they are learning to their personal interests improving class participation and retention. Each teacher will modify a template to create their own assessment menu for a chapter, unit, or thematic topic that is covered in their syllabus. We will critique the first version of these menus with questions and specific feedback so participants emerge with a completed assessment menu ready to use in their online or in-person class.