Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Physics--Study and teaching (Secondary)--Iowa; Education--Standards--Iowa;
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
Master of Arts in Education
Science Education Program
1 PDF file (66 pages)
©2017 Tim Sheeley
Sheeley, Tim, "Development of a standards-based classroom for high school physics at Solon Community School District" (2017). Graduate Research Papers. 118.