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  • Tests, Grading, and a Growth Mindset

    Matt Wallace, PhD UC Davis

    School of Education

  • Goal for today

    and beyond

  • Stepping Outside Our Comfort Zone

    Promoting a Growth Mindset!!!

  • With your neighbor(s)

    1. Introduce yourself if you have not yet met each other

    2. Take turns sharing what (if anything) you are doing to promote a growth mindset with your students

    Pair-Share

  • Stepping Outside Our Comfort ZoneOur thinking about a Growth Mindset

    intelligence and ability is malleable we are in control of our learning & achievement success is influenced by effort, perseverance,

    and input from others

    I dont get ityet! But, I will if I work hard, struggle along, seek input from others, and keep an open mind.

  • Stepping Outside Our Comfort ZoneSome of how were promoting a Growth Mindset in our classrooms

    messages noting that everyone can learn math youcubeds week of inspirational math

    treating mistakes as normal & valuable my favorite no

    challenges, hard questions, struggle, and genuine problems lead to learning

    cognitively demanding tasks

    math is about learning (not achievement), and learning involves partial understandings

    place more emphasis on explanations than answers

  • With your neighbor(s) take turns

    1. Sharing what you would do with the work sample if it was a students answer to a problem on test (e.g., what scores, grades, marks, comments would you write)

    2. Explaining what a typical test & grading scenario looks like in your class (i.e., what do your tests entail, how do you grade them, and what do you and your students do after they are graded?)

    Think-Pair-Share

    Original problem Student work sample

  • Our Test & Grading Scenarios

    Teacher A

    Teacher B

    Unit Review

    Unit Test

    Test Corrections

    Graded w/ general rubric

    4 pts. - meets standard; 3 pts. - appr. standard;..

  • Our Test & Grading Scenarios

    Teacher A

    Teacher B

    Unit Review

    Unit Test

    Test Corrections

    Graded w/ general rubric

    4 pts. - meets standard; 3 pts. - appr. standard;..

    Teacher CBi-weekly

    cumulative Test

    Graded w/ points per step

    rubric

    Lowest grade

    dropped

  • Our Test & Grading Scenarios

    Teacher A

    Teacher B

    Unit Review

    Unit Test

    Test Corrections

    Graded w/ general rubric

    4 pts. - meets standard; 3 pts. - appr. standard;..

    Teacher CBi-weekly

    cumulative Test

    Graded w/ points per step

    rubric

    Lowest grade

    dropped

    Teacher D Unit ReviewUnit Test

    Graded w/ points per step

    rubric

    Optional Test retake

  • Our Test & Grading Scenarios

  • Our Test & Grading Scenarios

  • Our Test & Grading Scenarios

  • Our Test & Grading ScenariosThis doesnt make sense! You tell us

    mistakes are valuablethat they are a good

    thingbut then you give us a bad grade when we

    make mistakes.

  • Our Test & Grading ScenariosOur test practices did not complement the other growth

    mindset work we were doing!

  • Our Test & Grading Scenarios

    Teacher A

    Teacher B

    Unit Review

    Unit Test

    Test Corrections

    Graded w/ general rubric

    4 pts. - meets standard; 3 pts. - appr. standard;..

    Teacher CBi-weekly

    cumulative Test

    Graded w/ points per step

    rubric

    Lowest grade

    dropped

    Teacher D Unit ReviewUnit Test

    Graded w/ points per step

    rubric

    Optional Test retake

    Preparation so as to avoid mistakes

    Our test practices did not complement the other growth mindset work we were doing!

  • Teacher A

    Teacher B

    Unit Review

    Unit Test

    Test Corrections

    Graded w/ general rubric

    4 pts. - meets standard; 3 pts. - appr. standard;..

    Teacher CBi-weekly

    cumulative Test

    Graded w/ points per step

    rubric

    Lowest grade

    dropped

    Teacher D Unit ReviewUnit Test

    Graded w/ points per step

    rubric

    Optional Test retake

    All grading systems

    penalized mistakes

    Our Test & Grading ScenariosOur test practices did not complement the other growth

    mindset work we were doing!

  • Teacher A

    Teacher B

    Unit Review

    Unit Test

    Test Corrections

    Graded w/ general rubric

    4 pts. - meets standard; 3 pts. - appr. standard;..

    Teacher CBi-weekly

    cumulative Test

    Graded w/ points per step

    rubric

    Lowest grade

    dropped

    Teacher D Unit ReviewUnit Test

    Graded w/ points per step

    rubric

    Optional Test retake

    Correcting mistakes only lead to partial credit

    (i.e.,initial accuracy is valued more than

    mistakes)

    Ignores mistakes

    Learning from mistakes is optional

    Our Test & Grading Scenarios

  • False growth mindset leads students to endorse a more fixed mindset in math (Dweck, 2015)

    Endorsing growth mindset practices but reacting negatively to mistakes leads to students developing a fixed mindset about IQ (Dweck, 2015)

    Mistake friendly environments lead to increased effort in students work (Steur et al., 2013)

    Assessments can convey a message to students about what kinds of mathematical knowledge and performance are valued (NCTM, 1991)

    Tests should match the teaching and learning that comes before it (NCTM, 1991)

    Other Considerations

  • Tests to Promote a Growth MindsetOur new approach to better value mistakes on tests

  • Tests to Promote a Growth MindsetOur new approach to better value mistakes on tests

    1. Students take test at end of unitthis time as a rough draft

  • Tests to Promote a Growth MindsetOur new approach to better value mistakes on tests

    1. Students take test at end of unitthis time as a rough draft

    2. Written feedback, along with praise or brain growth comments, given on test; scores for initial answers/solutions recorded on a separate rubric

  • Tests to Promote a Growth MindsetOur new approach to better value mistakes on tests

    1. Students take test at end of unitthis time as a rough draft

    2. Written feedback, along with praise or brain growth comments, given on test; scores for initial answers/solutions recorded on a separate rubric

    3. Students revise test in-class based on feedback/commentsthis is their final draft

  • Tests to Promote a Growth MindsetOur new approach to better value mistakes on tests

    1. Students take test at end of unitthis time as a rough draft

    2. Written feedback, along with praise or brain growth comments, given on test; scores for initial answers/solutions recorded on a separate rubric

    3. Students revise test in-class based on feedback/commentsthis is their final draft

    4. Scores for effort & use of feedback/comments added to separate rubric

  • Tests to Promote a Growth MindsetOur new approach to better value mistakes on tests

    1. Students take test at end of unitthis time as a rough draft

    2. Written feedback, along with praise or brain growth comments, given on test; scores for initial answers/solutions recorded on a separate rubric

    3. Students revise test in-class based on feedback/commentsthis is their final draft

    4. Scores for effort & use of feedback/comments added to separate rubric

    5. final scores (as initial, perseverance, and total scores) are given to students

  • Tests to Promote a Growth Mindset

    Independently read Assessment Rubric Handout

    Adapted from C. Schettino

  • Tests to Promote a Growth Mindset

    Adapted from C. Schettino

    Rough draft scores

  • Tests to Promote a Growth Mindset

    Adapted from C. Schettino

    Rough draft scores Final draft scores

  • Tests to Promote a Growth Mindset

    Adapted from C. Schettino

    Rough draft scores Final draft scores

    Final initial score

    Final perseverance

    score

  • Tests to Promote a Growth MindsetAn example

  • Tests to Promote a Growth Mindset

    Student work sample

    An example

  • Tests to Promote a Growth Mindset

    Student work sample

    An example

  • Tests to Promote a Growth Mindset

    Student work sample w/ teacher feedback

    An example

  • Tests to Promote a Growth Mindset

    Student work sample w/ teacher feedback & student revisions

    An example

  • Tests to Promote a Growth Mindset

    Student work sample w/ teacher feedback & student revisions

    An example

  • Tests to Promote a Growth MindsetSome noteworthy constraints

    some teachers could not deviate from departmental pacing guide

    some teachers required to use common departmental assessments

    all teachers required to use departmental grading scale

  • Tests to Promote a Growth MindsetSome noteworthy constraints

    some teachers could not deviate from departmental pacing guide

    some teachers required to use common departmental assessments

    all teachers required to use departmental grading scale

    and our solutions

    review day was eliminated to accommodate two days of testing (24hr. turnaround on feedback required)

    created supplemental problems that were focus of 2

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