Throughout the past two years, standards-based grading has become a focus of assessment and learning in my classroom. There is a shift that takes place in mindset which then changes assessment practices in the classroom. As part of this shift, it became apparent that student reflection on learning was important. Using student self-assessment provided additional data to indicate areas of strength and areas of growth for my students. Come explore the standards-based mindset and how student self-assessment can communicate learning in the classroom in meaningful ways, both for the student and the teacher.

Dr. Janet B. Andreasen

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 also teaches high school mathematics at The Geneva School in Casselberry, FL. Dr. Andreasen received a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Miami (FL) and both a master’s degree in Mathematics Education and a Ph.D. in Education, Mathematics Education from the University of Central Florida. Her research interests include examining the mathematical knowledge needed for teaching and using technology to foster mathematical learning. Most recently, she has begun exploring the use of standards based grading practices in the classroom. Her husband, Robbie, teaches at The Geneva School and they have two children, Zachary (TGS c/o 2021) and Sarah (TGS c/o 2023).