- 28K PDF Cover Memo from Teaching & Learning Director Lisa Wachtel and Pam Nash, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Schools
- Teachers’ interpretations of standards-based grading and reporting: Learning a new language and culture – 511K PDF by Sara Hagen. Hagen will speak at the District’s upcoming leadership conference [100K PDF]:
[She] recently completed a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For her Master’s thesis project, she interviewed and surveyed MMSD middle school teachers about the first semester of implementation of standards-based grading. Ms. Hagen is a National Board Certified Teacher of Spanish, which she taught at the high school and middle school levels in Bloomington, Indiana, and Chantilly, Virginia, for eight years.
- First Year Implementation Issues and Continual Improvement Efforts [300K PDF] by Teaching & Learning Director Lisa Wachtel.
- Survey responses & comments [1.4MB PDF] by Melissa Sherfinski, who is working on her PhD. at the University of Wisconsin School of Education
Notes and links on “Standards Based Report Cards” here.