ActiveGrade Resources

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Introducing ActiveGrade

This 2-page document introduces the ActiveGrade philosophy, basic pricing information, and a quick look at the student interface. PDF Download.

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Information for Parents

This 2-page document introduces parents to the benefits of Standards Based Grading (SBG) as well as addressing some of the controversy. The document explains how ActiveGrade solves problems related to SBG and introduces parents to the student interface. PDF Download.

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Information for Students

Information for Students

This 1-page document introduces students to the ActiveGrade interface. Information includes logging into ActiveGrade for the first time, switching between classes, and an overview of the feedback interface. PDF Download.

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10 Ways to Engage Students

10 Ways to Engage Students

We want our students to be creative, independent thinkers and participate thoughtfully in the world around them. Topics covered include: Creating Goals Together, Giving Clear and Actionable Feedback, Letting Students Self-Assess, Cultivating a Peer Feedback Culture, Celebrating a Sense of Accomplishment and much more.

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SBG FAQ

Standards Based Grading FAQ

This 2-page document answers common questions about Standards Based Grading (SBG) including information about standards, assessments, reassessments, and parent/student perspectives. The document also includes a very basic outline for creating an SBG system. For an in-depth information please review our Getting Started with SBG or the SBG Starter Kit. PDF Download.

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Getting Started with SBG

This 2-page document walks teachers through the basics of setting up a Standards Based Grading grading system including developing learning goals, measuring proficiency, assessments, recording and reporting, and considering non-academic goals. PDF Download.

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SBG Starter Kit

Standards Based Grading Starter Kit

If you're ready to get started with standards-based grading in your classroom but don't know where to begin, this starter kit will walk you through the process. Topics covered include: Creating Learning Goals (Standards), Developing Levels of Mastery (Rubric), Defining Assessments, Setting Assessment Schedules, Developing an Overall Grading Policy

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Enabling Student and Parent Voices

Enabling Student and Parent Voices

ActiveGrade makes it easy to keep track of all feedback and interactions between teachers, parents and students, and advisors. This document provides an overview of the possibilities. PDF Download.

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Characteristics of Good Assessment

Characteristics of Good Assessment

Formative assessments are not about summing up a student’s performance in the class; they do not care about a cumulative grade. They are simply a way of gauging the efficacy of a lesson or to estimate a student’s level of mastery of a particular concept. This document provides examples of these types of formative assessments.

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Assessing Life Skills

Assessing Life Skills

If we want our children to grow up to be thoughtful adults who can offer, as well as respond to, constructive criticism, who can be creative problem-solvers, communicate clearly, and be accountable, then we need to make room for feedback about their social skills within the grading space.

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