Teaching for Mastery

YPI Valley Charter HS is utilizing Marzano’s pedagogy on formative assessment and standards-based grading to synthesize an apprenticeship approach to teaching and learning. Elements include: detailed rubrics offering transparency and high expectations, reflective classroom practices, ActiveGrade standards-based grading program, and Google Classroom. Eliminating the 100 point scale while giving timely and specific feedback is equipping students with the tools of self-assessment and the power of academic ownership.