But they have a right to know the expectations for their work and to know how their work will be assessed. In Rigorous Schools and Classrooms: Leading the Way (www.eyeoneducation.com), Barbara Blackburn and I identified some ways to support student accountability.
- Provide exemplars for all work and rubrics that students can use to assess their success in completing assignments.
- Adopt a grading policy of A, B, and Not Yet.
- Provide opportunities for students to revise and resubmit work.
- Include support and scaffolding in classroom instruction.
- Include engaging instructional activities connected to real life.
- Act consistently on the belief that each student can learn, will learn, and you power to help them do so.
- Provide quality and timely feedback on student work.
I'd enjoy hearing from you about other ways that you build student accountability into your school or classroom.