In this episode we talk about grading. More specifically, how we can grade based on what students are able to do in and with the target language. This requires a bit of a shift in thinking and approach, especially when coming from more traditional grading. I’m joined by Ursula Askins-Huber, a Spanish teacher in New Hampshire, who has been teaching for over 30 years. She helps us to see ways to adopt competency-based grading in manageable ways.
Ursula speaks specifically about:
- what grades have traditionally represented.
- what competency (or proficiency) is how this has been missing in legacy grading practices.
- what a grade based on competency tell us.
- What competency-based grading looks like in the classroom.
- how accounting for HW completion, behavior, participation, being prepared for class, etc. work into a grade that is based on competency.
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