New Tech Network has produced a video that details the purpose and benefits of a multi-outcome scoring gradebook. You can learn more about multi-outcome scoring through this informational video.
Multi-outcome scoring is a different assessment model used by innovative schools that emphasizes the development of college and career ready skills in its students. Grading a student across multiple learning outcomes simultaneously provides the student with a more complete picture of their academic skills and how they can improve as a learner.
New Tech Network partners with schools nationwide to consider grading with a different framework by centering the learning around growth in 5 critical skills that have been proven to lead to more success for students after they complete school: Collaboration, Knowledge and Thinking, Written and Oral Communication, and the development of student responsibility for their own learning, or Agency.
What does multi-outcome scoring look like in Canvas?
Students and families are able to easily see a breakdown of how they are performing in each of the critical skill areas and quickly identify areas of strength and areas of skill that need more attention. A student can then find assignments that are contributing to that skill’s score and determine how best to improve in that category’s grade. The end result of a multi-outcome scoring gradebook is turning each assignment into an opportunity for students to demonstrate their skill
A teacher using the NTN Gradebook plugin has the ability to assess students in multiple learning outcomes on every Canvas assignment. The NTN Gradebook allows a teacher to create Canvas assignments with 1, 2, 3 or more separate scores associated with it. Each score is treated like a unique assessment of that specific skill.
Grade categories are weighted to reflect the importance of each skill relative to the other skills being assessed (for example, knowing the content being taught is likely more important than how well you collaborated in a group, so it should have more value for determining the overall grade of a course). The resulting final grade provides a better breakdown of a student’s skills and how to improve as a learner compared to a traditional gradebook.
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