Standards-based grading (SBG) is a system of assessing students’ progress toward learning specific standards set for each grade level and course. It is not just a new way of grading but also a set of teacher practices that promote learning.
It is based in a growth mindset, the understanding that our skills and knowledge develop through effort and persistence.
Students are graded on the same standards across the district. This means that regardless of which teacher a student has or what school they attend, they will focus on learning the same content and skills.
- How is standards-based grading different from traditional grading?
- What do the numbers/levels mean?
- How is the final grade calculated?
- What is factored into the final grade?
- Does that mean a student doesn’t have to complete all of their assignments and homework?
- How might this impact my child’s college admission?
- What are rubrics and how do they help?
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