Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Into the breach

I guess introductions are needed. My name is Jason and I teach 8th grade science August Boeger Middle School. It's in San Jose, CA.

Why does the world need another blog?

Short answer is, "It doesn't." However, the reason I started this blog is to keep track of my progress with standards-based grading. I'm using a system laid out in the book Classroom Assessment and Grading that Work by Robert Marzano. It's my second year trying it out. I really like it and a few other teachers at my school are giving it a shot this year as well.

My students are also doing Scribe Posts this year and I wanted to be sure that I kept a record for next year.

Hopefully I'll actually put up posts. But if assessment is your thing, come back soon.

1 comment:

  1. Just stumbled across your blog. I'm reading Marzano's assessment book now, and having been a reader of Dan's for almost 2 years now, I don't need to be converted to the idea of SBG. I still need practical information though, so I'm glad to read what you have to say.