For my school year of 2017-2018, I want to emphasis on "assessment". I want to do literature review about standard-based assessment. In the past school year, I tried my second version of grading standards, but a lot of time, I feel my grading standards are either redundant or too big. It's too difficult for me to practice in a flipped-mastery classroom. It's not efficient enough.
So, this year, I am trying to experiment on different tools/standards and see how it goes. I want to carefully look into my grading standards and try to break them down into independent pieces that can be the most efficient to my students and me as a teacher.
So far my assessment chart, modeled after Mrs. Kirch's WSQ chart, has been working out GREAT for my classes :P I was able to see and monitor my students' progress as they are moving it, moving it toward my learning objectives. Not sure how fast they will get there, but they will get there. :)
Moodle with Mr. Bergmann's 1000 tests is EXTREMELY powerful. My students are able to take as many tests as they want until they have mastered the content objective assigned. This mechanism of re-assessing creates an opportunity for students to get away from the "shame" of not being able to accomplish something and avoid the common "test anxiety" among most of teenagers I encountered.
Today, I visited Mr. Meyer's old post about assessment, which made me feel so lucky and thankful that I was able to start teaching with the knowledge of standard-based grading. However, there is still value in the old post, especially Mr. Meyer's Mini-thesis.
For my small goal for next week, I want to continue to run my flipped-mastery classroom with my version 3 of assessment chart and standard-based grading. Continue to read some articles about assessment and see how I feel then :)