Rocky Road: Rubric Grading

Teachers model a collaborative process to grade student responses on the Rocky Road performance task.

Formative Assessment: Peer Feedback

Effective peer feedback processes have the potential to support learning for both the student giving feedback and the student receiving the feedback.

Resources used in the lesson, as shown in the video, by Mathematics 30-1 teachers.

The two handouts should be copied in two different colours. Create pairs of students with opposite colour handouts, and have them complete the first side (review only) with this partner. Check for understanding with the whole class. Regroup students so that the pairs have same colour handouts. They will learn the new material with this new partner. When these pairs get to the last question, send them back to their original pairs to teach their partners what they learned.

When students have completed the learning activity, have them create their own notes. They could use the template below to guide them.

Formative Assessment: Checking for Understanding

Student responses from exit slips assist teachers in adjusting instruction to better meet student learning needs.

Resources used in the domain and range lessons, as shown in the video, by Mathematics 10C teachers.

The Importance of Relationships

Linda talks about the importance of communication, connections and relationships in helping students reach their potential.

The Value of Comments

Janice describes the limitations of a single mark when reporting to students and parents.

Using Exemplars

Dorothy describes the power of using student work to illustrate standards.

Setting Learning Goals

Bryan describes the September meeting with parents to set learning goals for the upcoming year.

The Value of Email

Lois highlights the importance of e-mail in maintaining ongoing communication with parents.

Providing Information

Bryan describes how teachers in his jurisdiction maintain ongoing communication with parents.

Assessment for and of Learning (Colin)

Colin explains how a large jurisdiction relies on school based leadership to help parents understand the difference between assessment for and of learning.

Sharing the Big Ideas

Linda describes an example of how teachers can share the big ideas of curriculum with parents.

Giving Students Choice

Janice discusses the need to allow students to express their learning using their strengths.

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