Standards-Based Learning, Assessing, Grading and ReportingWednesday, November 2, 2022
We know moving from a “traditional” grading system to one that is based on standards (and how students are achieving in relation to those standards)…
In support of our mission to improve student learning and achievement for all students, we address the current circumstances facing our schools in responding to the growing public rejection of racial inequity in American society and call for societal changes that ensure equity of opportunity and safety for Black students and other people of color.
Several states engage educators to learn about formative assessment practices. These efforts include workshops, print and video resources, online learning opportunities, and websites. Michigan’s FAME program offers these resources, but it is different, It is based on the belief that significant change in professional practice requires several years of supported learning. No other state provides this long-term learning opportunity for teachers to improve their practice. New FAME learning teams (comprised of a coach and several teachers) begin each year. After attending a full-day Launching into Learning session, they meet regularly for the next three school years for collaborative inquiry about formative assessment practices. FAME work is supported by regional Leads; documents (e.g., FAME Learning Guide); public and secure FAME websites with substantial print and video resources to assist Coaches in conducting their Learning Team; and MDE- provided program direction, with research & development support provided by the MAC.