Rethinking Grades: When is an A not an A?

Thursday, June 25 | 11:30-12:15pm

  • Math & Science

What does an A in your class mean? What does a C mean? Do your grades reflect what your students understand? Come explore the standards-based mindset which uses assessment to more accurately reflect what students know and understand. Hear from our experiences implementing this mindset with mathematics students and learn some tips and strategies for using this with your own students.

Recommended Resources:
Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Series
Grading from the Inside Out  Tom Schimmer
Understanding by Design by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe

Janet Andreasen

Associate Lecturer
University of Central Florida

Janet B. Andreasen, PhD, is an associate lecturer of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She is the coordinator of secondary education and works with prospective and practicing mathematics teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Dr. Andreasen’s research interests include examining mathematical knowledge for teaching and using technology to foster student learning of mathematical concepts. Prior to joining the faculty at UCF, Dr. Andreasen was a high school mathematics teacher. She also currently teaches mathematics at The Geneva School in Casselberry, FL. Dr. Andreasen has published books, book chapters, and articles in state and national publications as well as professional presentations throughout the United States.