Grading with SBGR

SBGR stands for Standards Based Grading and Reporting. It involves measuring learners understanding of a concept on pre-defined standards/objectives. The reporting is done based on these standards/objectives rather than the letter grades as done in the assessment grading method. These are called learning standards/objectives, which provide a baseline that is consistent across all learners at the classroom level. Currently, the SBGR is an instructor driven process and they work with learners to make sure that they learn all of the expected standards they need to and hence improve their mastery level.

Benefits of SBGR

1. Keeps learners and instructors accountable

2. Better feedback to improve the overall mastery level

3. Learners become self-motivated

4. Easily track learners’ mastery

This article will guide you on:

Accessing Mastery View in a classroom

1. On the homepage, hover over the required classroom's card and click Gradebook.

If you are on a classroom's Posts/Materials, then you can click the Gradebook tab to access the classroom's gradebook.

3. On the Gradebook page, click the Mastery View tab to access the mastery view of a classroom.

In case the Mastery View tab is not visible to you, then it is likely that the administrator(s) has not set up SBGR for this classroom. Please contact your administrator for more information.

4. The mastery view of the classroom will open and you would be able to see the SBGR (standards based grading and reporting) objectives mapped for that classroom along with the assessments submitted for those objectives by learners.

Filtering learner submissions on the basis of different curriculum levels

2. The SBGR objectives mapped to a classroom can have different number of level. Each level can have as many children as required. The assessments can be aligned with different level of objectives with the help of a rubric. You can filter assessments based on the different level of objective(s) they are aligned with. For this click the Level filter drop down.

Currently, Teamie supports 5 levels of objectives.

3. Select the level of objectives.

By default, the lowest level of objectives will be shown. The objective level above will be the parent of the lower objective. For instance, in the following screenshot, "Standards" is the parent level objective of "Strands".

4. The objectives will be filtered in the mastery view according to the chosen objective level. In this case, we have chosen "Benchmarks" level and all the benchmarks objective and there parents objectives (in this case "by Understandings" objectives) will be populated in the mastery view.

5. You can also filter the objective level based on their parent level. When you select an objective level, the parent level filter will automatically gets selected. For instance, in the aforementioned step 4, when you selected the "Benchmarks" level, then the "by Understandings" level parent objectives appear.

Click on the drop-down to select the required parent level objective.

6. The mastery view will be filtered accordingly.

Filtering learner submissions on the basis of alignment status

For any level, several objectives will appear on the mastery view irrespective of the assessments aligned to them. In order to quickly view objectives which are aligned to a published assessment use the Alignment Status filter. Let's see how.

3. Click the Alignment Status filter drop down.

4. Select Aligned from the drop down list.

5. All the objectives based on the selected objective level that are aligned to the published assessment(s) will be filtered.

Learners who have submitted assessment(s) for a objective will have the triangle or circle icon for the corresponding objective columns. If no submissions have been made for an assessment that is aligned with an objective, then neither triangle nor circle icon will appear for it.

Viewing assessments submitted for an objective by a learner

2. Learners who have submitted assessment(s) for a objective will have the triangle or circle icon for the corresponding objective columns.

Circle: A circle icon means that the assessments have been submitted but haven't yet been reviewed by the instructor.

3. Triangle: A triangle icon means that the assessments have been submitted and reviewed by the instructor, but mastery is not yet assigned.

4. Click a learner entry in an objective column to view the number of assessments submitted for that objective.

4. The number of assessments submitted for the objective will be shown.

5. If an assessment submission is reviewed,  it will have a coloured circle or square as per the following conditions:

  • Shape: A Square will represent a Summative assessment (assessments that are considered for evaluation), whereas a Circle will represent a formative assessment (assessments that are not considered for evaluation).
  • Color: Green, yellow and red color will represent that instructor has graded the submission as proficient, developing and emerging respectively.

For this documentation, a three point scale is used as Proficient, Developing and Emerging with green, yellow and red color respectively. The number of scales, their naming and color scheme may vary client to client as per their set SBGR configuration.

Review and grade attempts made for an objective

2. Click View more details.

3. You will be taken to that objective on the learners Mastery View page. You will see all the assignments submitted for that objective that are reviewed or are pending for review.

4. Click the Review Attempt link of the assessment that you wish to grade. The assessment(s) that are pending for review have a black circle before there name.

5. The attempt page opens. Review the submission and annotate if required.

6. Click Rubric to grade the attempt using rubric.

7. A floating rubric pop-up opens. Select the scale from each objective to grade the learner's attempt.

8. You can add your feedback for each objective by clicking the Add Comments button for the required objective.

9. The objective will be tagged to the comment. Add your comment. You can also add an audio feedback by clicking the audio icon and record your feedback. Click Submit once you are done.

10. If the attached rubric is a scoring rubric, then the score for the attempt will be auto filled based on the scale selected for each objective. If the rubric is a non-scoring one (as used in this article), click the Score field and enter the score. The score will be auto-saved.

11. If required, you can enter any feedback for the attempt (text and audio). Once you are done with the grading and feedback, click the X to close the submission and go back to the learner's mastery view.

12. The standards based grading entry will be recorded for that assessment.

Assigning mastery for an objective

Mastery is assigned for an objective manually by an instructor based on the assessments submitted by learners for that objective.

2. Click a cell and then click View more details.

3. You will be taken to that learner's Mastery View page. Click Record new mastery.

4. You will be taken to that learner's Mastery View page. In case you have not graded any assessment for that objective, you will see a message advising you to do so. Review and grade attempts made for an objective. Grading all the assessments mapped to an objective before assigning mastery for that objective is not mandatory, but it is recommended in order to assign mastery as per the learner's understanding.

5. Once you are done grading the assessments, click the Mastery level drop down and select a mastery to assign for that objective.

5. You can add comments / feedback supporting your mastery selection. Once you are done adding your feedback, click Done to assign mastery for the objective.

6. Mastery will be assigned for that objective along with the feedback, if any.

7. On the Mastery View page, the objective cell for a learner whose mastery is assigned will be highlighted as per the configured point scale.

8. Similarly you can assign mastery for other objective or the same objective multiple times.

You may also click on Record new Mastery from the Mastery View page itself and assign the mastery level manually.

Overview for mastery for an objective

2. On the Mastery View page, hover over the donut chart of an objective to see its mastery overview. For instance, in the following screenshot, '2' out of the '4' learners are graded as proficient.

Viewing mastery progression for an objective

You can assign mastery for an objective multiple times based on the learners submissions. You can view the the different mastery that you have assigned for an objective along with the date and time on which you have assigned the mastery and the corresponding feedback, if any. Let's see how.

2. Click on the objective whose mastery has been assigned for a learner's submission.

3. You will be able to see the mastery progression. To see more details about the mastery progression, click View more details.

4. You will be taken to that learner's Mastery View page. You will also be able to view the mastery progression on this page. To know more details of the mastery progression click Mastery Progression tab of the objective.

5. You will be shown the mastery progression along with the details, such as the mastery 'given by', date and the feedback for the mastery.

To view the time at which a mastery was assigned, hover over the date stamp.

6. To view the mastery progression for an objective, click the "Click to see calculation" icon and you will see how the automated mastery has been assigned based on the weightage allocated for each assessment.

Strand View

Strand view tab is a sub-tab under a classroom gradebook that shows all the student's given scores for all SBGR objectives in the classroom. The layout will be similar to the rubric view, with the primary grouping being by the highest SBGR level. Only objectives that apply in the classroom will be shown. 'Strand' is the top most objective level, and will be white-labelled and will be ordered the same as with the Mastery view.

As the term will be white-labeled, it may vary site to site. For instance, it may be called the 'Standard' view if the top most objective level is named 'Standard' on your Teamie site. In case of this documentation, we will be using the term 'Strand' for the top most objective level.

This article will guide you on:

Accessing Strand View

1. Click the Gradebook tab on the required classroom card.

2. The classroom gradebook opens. The third tab after the Gradebook and Rubric View will be the Strand View. Click to access the strand view.

We have a site level configuration to decide which view is the default gradebook view for the users. For example, the 'Strand View' can be set as the default gradebook view for a Teamie site and accessing a classroom's gradebook will directly take the users to the Strand View (third tab). Write to your Teamie administrator in case you wish to change this default configuration.

3. The Strand View will open up. It will show all the learners' scores for every SBGR objective in the classroom. The arrangement will be similar to the rubric view, and the main categorization will be based on the highest SBGR level ('Strand' for this documentation).

Filtering Strand View

1. You can filter the strand view as per the grouping - either grouped by Objectives (default) or Assessments. The Objectives will show the view with the hierarchy as Objective (Highest) → Objective (Lowest) → Assessment.

Switching the Group By toggle to Assessments will show the view with the hierarchy as Objective (Highest) → Assessment → Objective (Lowest). The list of assessments will be ordered by deadline, i.e, the same order in which the mastery is calculated. The Group By toggle will be saved and remembered as the user preference.

2. You can filter using the objective/criteria that allows the user to choose from the exact objective/criteria that is added to the rubric (same as Rubric View).

3. In addition, you can also filter the strand view as per the following:

  • Section
  • Summative/Formative
  • Type (Assignment/Quiz/etc)
  • Show only common assessments
  • Active/Inactive (users)
Assigning/Checking Mastery for a Strand

1. An additional column will be present at the end of every strand, which will show the mastery score for that objective. This is the same value that is displayed for the highest level objectives ('Strand' in this documentation) in the mastery view.

2. As an instructor, you can easily enter the strand-level mastery manually (along with any comments), based on the performance of the learners in the child objectives mapped to the assessments. Click the Mastery cell of the strand for the required learner.

3. Click the required Mastery Level to record the new strand mastery. If required, you can also add comments to support the new mastery.

In order to disable automation for parent objectives, we have a site level configuration according to which the objectives that are manually mapped to assessments, that get graded, will receive an automated mastery score. Parents of these objectives that do not have any assessments mapped to them will not get any automated mastery.

4. Click Done.

5. The mastery will be recorded for the strand view and shown under the Mastery column for the strand.

There will be a last column named Custom that would group all non-SBGR criteria, if any.

6. You can click a mastery cell to view any existing recorded mastery and comments, if any.

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