2023 Kansas City National Conference

October 25-28, 2023

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Standards Based Grading for Equity in HS Chemistry

Friday, October 27 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Kansas City Convention Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle


STRAND: Students and Sensemaking

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Standards-based grading shifts the focus from traditional grades to a mastery of specific learning objectives. SBG is a comprehensive approach that focuses on identifying and communicating clear learning objectives to students and assessing their progress based on these objectives. We will discuss how SBG can be used in a chemistry classroom to promote student learning outcomes throughout sample storylines. We will explore the benefits of using SBG, including increased student engagement, motivation, and ownership of learning. We will also discuss the challenges of implementing SBG and strategies to overcome them. By attending this presentation, chemistry educators will gain a better understanding of how SBG can promote student learning outcomes for ALL students in their classrooms. They will also gain practical ideas and strategies for implementing SBG in their own chemistry classrooms.

TAKEAWAYS:
Standards-based grading doesn't have to be scary or time intensive. Teachers will learn how SBG strategies can be used in the classroom to make assessing NGSS storylines equitable and centered on learning.

SPEAKERS:
Christine Gustafson (Millard South High School: Omaha, NE)

Teaching Chemistry in a Post-Pandemic World: Strategies That Increase Engagement, Performance and Equity

Friday, October 27 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Kansas City Convention Center - Exhibit Hall, Poster Session Aisle



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NSTA 2023 Poster Presentation.pptx
Poster Presentation NSTA 2023 KC

STRAND: Students and Sensemaking

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Student engagement and performance in science and math, especially in underserved populations, have declined as a result of the pandemic and the switch to remote learning. Traditional teaching methods have had to evolve in the face of these new challenges. This work describes how project-based learning (PBL) is woven into the scope and sequence of high school Chemistry. Assessment is a departure from a points-based to a standards-based grading system. Students are evaluated based on their mastery of four different standards: inquiry, design, analysis, and communication. Examinations that test for content are enhanced with inquiry-based problems that connect Chemistry to real life. Students are expected to take responsibility for their own performance, to seek help when needed and to advocate for themselves. The work presented will include classroom strategies, project ideas that promote equity, and samples of assessments and student work.

TAKEAWAYS:
The work presented will include classroom strategies and project-based learning ideas with samples of student work. It describes a standards-based assessment that focuses on the acquisition and mastery of skills as an alternative to a traditional points-based grading system.

SPEAKERS:
Caroline Gochoco-Tsuyuki (Archbishop Riordan High School: San Francisco, CA)

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