Big Ideas

Report
Using Standards Based
Grading & Common
Assessments in PLTW Courses
Michael Brown PLTW CEA Master Teacher
Kirkwood High School
Josh Jaworowski PLTW IED Master Teacher
Kirkwood High School
Why Assessment?
•PLTW Curriculum
•Student Direction
•Teacher Feedback
•Big Ideas  Learning Goals 
Scales  Assessments
Big Ideas
•Mastered skills when they leave the class
•IED – Eng. Notebook, Design Process,
Sketching, CAD, Team work
•CEA – Architectural Design, Commercial
Design, CAD, Civil Calcs, Team Project
IED Example
Big Ideas  Learning Goals
• IED Big Idea - CAD
1. Learning Goal 1 – Basic 2D Sketch
2. Learning Goal 2 – Advanced Sketch
3. Learning Goal 3 – Basic Modeling
4. Learning Goal 4 – Advanced Modeling
Create Scale (Rubric)
• Create Scale First
• Level 3 = Meeting Expectations
• Begin here wanting every student to be
here
IED Example
4 Point Scale – Level 3
• IED Learning Goal 1: “Students will be able to
construct a 2-Dimensional sketch using basic
sketching commands and constraints.”
• Commands we teach line, rectangle, circle,
arc, fillet, chamfer, trim, extend, & multiple 2D
constraints (dimension, parallel,
perpendicular, tangent, fix, vertical,
horizontal)
IED Example
4 Point Scale – Level 4
• Level 4 – Inferences that go beyond what was
taught
• Demonstrated, but not expected to proficient
• Creative, above the expectation, just exposed to
IED Example
4 Point Scale – Level 2
• Level 2 – No major errors in simple
details, but major errors in complex
ideas
• Student still needs more practice
IED Example
4 Point Scale – Level 1
• Level 1 – With help, partial
understanding
• Student still needs teacher help &
student practice
Learning Goals - CEA
• CEA Big Idea Architectural Design
4 Point Scale – Level 3
CEA Example
• Level 3 = Meeting Expectations
• Begin here wanting every student to be here
• CEA Learning Goal 1: “Students will be able to
produce a professional, well organized
residential design project.”
• Title Page w/ a 3d exterior rendering, accurate
table of contents, and Arhcitectural Program
are all organized and bound in a professional
manner, similar to the example.
CEA Example
4 Point Scale – Level 4
• Level 4 – Inferences that go beyond what was
taught
• Demonstrated, but not expected to proficient
• Creative, above the expectation, just exposed to
CEA Example
4 Point Scale – Level 2
• Level 2 – No major errors in simple
details, but major errors in complex
ideas
• Student still needs more practice
CEA Example
4 Point Scale – Level 1
• Level 1 – With help, partial
understanding
• Student still needs teacher help &
student practice
Common Assessments
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Multiple Teachers, Same Class
Consistent Classrooms
Analyze Student Data
Teacher Collaboration
Department Common Assessment

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