by mlicausi | Jan 25, 2022 | Assessment, ELA (English Language Arts), Grading, Grading, Learning Goals and Scales, Marzano Scales

What’s the difference between a Rubric and a Proficiency Scale? In the examples below I’m going to share with you how each classroom tool can vary in structure and purpose. A rubric can look like a four-point scale with one crucial difference;...
by mlicausi | Oct 4, 2021 | Common Core Math, Differentiation, Gifted and Talented Resources, Learning Goals and Scales, Marzano Scales

What are your beliefs about differentiation? By Melanie LiCausi of Mrs. L’s Leveled Learning When you look at the diversity in your classroom, does it seem possible to reach every student? Maybe you haven’t tried to differentiate your lessons for some of these...
by mlicausi | Feb 23, 2020 | Common Core, Common Core Math, Differentiation, goal setting, Grading, Learning Goals and Scales, Marzano Scales, Math, Ratios & Proportion, Visual Problem Solving

Pretesting and post-testing your students is the easiest way to practice standards based grading. The hardest part for me was figuring out how to TEACH differently. Proficiency Scales are all about helping students show growth in small steps instead of being...
by mlicausi | Feb 23, 2020 | Common Core, Common Core Math, Differentiation, Gifted and Talented Resources, Grading, Learning Goals and Scales, Marzano Scales, Math, Most Successful Teaching Strategies, Ratios & Proportion, Visual Problem Solving

Standards based grading means that you can pre-assess and post-assess your students to document their progress; but how do you TEACH differently? Proficiency Scales are all about helping students show growth in small steps instead of being overwhelmed by a year-end...
by mlicausi | Feb 9, 2020 | Common Core Math, Free Resources, Grading, Motivation, Visual Problem Solving

Kids LOVE origami, at least my students always have. In an effort to get kids working together as a team, here is a fun way to assign groups and ‘solidify’ partnerships using one simple origami fold. Students can leave their group piece in a special place...
by mlicausi | Jan 12, 2020 | Assessment, Common Core, Common Core Math, Differentiation, Grading, Grading, Learning Goals and Scales, Marzano Scales, Math, Ratios & Proportion, Visual Problem Solving

Pre-testing and post-testing is the easy part; but how do you TEACH differently with Standards based grading? Proficiency Scales are all about helping students show growth in small steps instead of being overwhelmed by a year-end goal that seems way over their head....