Grading: Differentiating Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

How do I write comments/cartoons for 35+ students yet record grades on time? My coach and I triaged work (usually CERs) into 3 stacks based on approaching, meeting, and exceeding the NGSS performance expectation.

Here’s a guiding document translating the biology NGSS performance expectations into those 3 categories. I hope to refine it based on feedback.

Disclaimer: Like all shortcuts, these are very roughly useful but inaccurate models that get me where I want to go, which is more time dedicated to individual comments, less time wasted on deciding/entering numbers.

You will probably disagree with me about these categories; feel free to comment w/ feedback.