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I'm a principal coach, and an interesting conversation has come up at a school
I'm working with: Whether to have a "4" on a rubric be meeting the standard,
or exceeding. I think the concern with having a 4 be exceeding is that when
they translate the rubric score to a letter they are having trouble
conceptualizing a B as meeting standards---"If a student learns everything
they're supposed to learn, why wouldn't they get an A?"

I've asked them to think about the 3 to 4 band as an opportunity to challenge
students; the space between a 3 and 4 gives teachers (and students) lots of
possibilities for moving beyond the standards rather than having demonstrating
proficiency be the end. What do you think? Thanks.

2015-09-29
Joe
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

I suggest you think of 4 as Excels (not Exceeds) and 3 as Proficient.
E= Wow! P= Got It.

 

 

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