Starting in the 2023-24 school year, all schools in Highline will implement a new instructional approach called Standards-based grading.
Standards-based grading (SBG) measures your student's progress toward the learning goals for their grade level or course, as determined by the state of Washington.
Grading is not based on behavior or how long it takes to demonstrate learning. The grade is based on how close your student is to meeting the learning goals. It may take students the entire unit or course to meet a standard.
The rubric provides families and students feedback on the student’s current learning and ways to progress. Students should use the rubric to set goals on what they need to do to move up to meeting a standard.
Please review our Frequently Asked Questions web page for more information on this new instructional approach.