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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Physics--Study and teaching (Secondary)--Iowa; Education--Standards--Iowa;

Abstract

Current educational reform focuses on achievement based on standardized-testing. In addition, both national and state standards have been developed and approved. These frameworks logically demand standards-based reporting of achievement within schools. Standards-based grading systems communicate accurate student learning progress, target specific teacher feedback and allow multiple reassessments for unrestricted growth.

The problem of practice investigated in this paper is “How do teachers effectively communicate learning progress and promote continued growth in a high school physics classroom using standards-based grading?” This paper describes my personal experience developing a standards-based classroom. I share lessons learned, and the next steps I intend to take on this journey as many challenges still remain.

Date of Award

2017

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Science Education Program

First Advisor

Jody Stone

Date Original

2017

Object Description

1 PDF file (66 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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