What is Standards-Based Grading?
- Standards-based grading fully aligns with the K-5 Common Core Standards in ELA and Math, Next Generation Science Standards, and Social Studies State Standards.
- It reflects student progress towards grade-level standards.
- It is unique to the grade and standards of that grade.
- It is a more objective evaluation according to consistent grade-level standards.
- It separates the academic progress and learner behaviors.
How is Standards-Based Grading Different?
- It measures a student's mastery of grade-level standards by prioritizing the most recent, consistent level of performance.
- It provides a more accurate view of a student's progress in academic and behavioral areas. Responsibility, participation, effort, attendance, and other variables are reported separately, not as an indicator of a student's academic performance.
- It communicates how students are performing on a set of clearly defined learning targets called standards.
Reporting Academic Progress
|The student independently and consistently exceeds marking period expectations for the end of year grade-level standards.
|The student meets marking period expectations for the end of year grade-level standards.
|The student demonstrates progress toward marking period expectations for the end of year grade-level standards.
|The student demonstrates limited progress toward marking period expectations for the end of year grade-level standards.
Progress Indicator Key
MT = Most of the Time
ST = Some of the Time
WS = With Support
NY = Not Yet
NG = Not Graded
Behaviors that Support Learning Across All Content Areas
- Listens with understanding and empathy
- Expresses kindness and respect for themselves and others
- Applies past knowledge to new situations
- Thinks and communicates with clarity and precision
- Thinks flexibly
- Strives for accuracy
- Takes risks and learns from mistakes
- Collaborates through conversations in small and large groups
- Manages time, space, and materials
Related Arts (PE, Music, and Art)
S = Satisfactory
U = Unsatisfactory
NG = Not Graded