Disrupting the Educational Assessment System with ActiveGrade
A few weeks ago, we were introduced to a startup in the Silicon Prairie called ActiveGrade. Active Grade is based on Standards-based grading where students are compared to an achievable standard instead of the typical bell-shaped curve. We had a chance to interview Michal Eynon-Lynch, co-founder and Director of Outreach for ActiveGrade to chat about standards-based grading and how their product, ActiveGrade helps students and teachers achieve a new learning paradigm.
ActiveGrades helps implement goal-based or standards-based assessment. In this segment, Michal talks about her background and how she got involved with standards-based assessment.
"The current grading process is like driving into a brick wall...doesn't feel good"
"Changing the way Student and Teacher interact with one another"
"It is fun to build something that has positive impact on the world, that's what motivates us"
"You don't have to go to Silicon Valley to build something, you can build it here"
In this segment, Michal talks about the ActiveGrade startup and how they promote their product. Michal touches briefly on the Silicon Prairie network which has give them great support and mentorship.