Day 20: Standards-Based Grading for AP Physics 2

Today, AP Physics 2 students had their first major exam. This is the first time students were directly exposed to the different standards-based grading methodology that I’m trying with AP Physics 2. When the look at the grade book, they will see something like this:

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Over time, all of the AP Physics Big Ideas and Enduring Understandings will be represented. To maintain the focus on complex problems that integrate multiple concepts, students taking reassessments will take another entire exam that covers all relevant enduring understandings.

If nothing else, I think reporting learning in this manner will reinforce the big ideas that connect the varied topics that comprise AP Physics 2.


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