Standards Based Grading...It's all about LEARNING!
WHY standards-based learning?
- We believe all students can learn; people learn in different ways and at different rates.
- Most learning weaknesses occur as a result of uncorrected learning (learning that never became proficient).
- With clear expectations on what is to be learned and plenty of practice and feedback, students build hope and confidence to achieve.
WHAT is standards-based learning?
Standards-based learning means instruction and assessment is focused on helping students demonstrate the course standards. In 2018-19, student progress will be reported in Infinite Campus by each learning standard for the course in grades K-12. In grades 5-12, letter grades are assigned for each course. The grade is the average of each standard taught.
HOW do students benefit from standards-based learning?
- Parents and students understand what standard is learned/is not yet learned to date.
- Descriptive feedback by teachers helps the student understand what needs retaught or practiced in order to be learned.
- Practice and tests are organized by objectives so students can answer "How am I doing?" and "Where to next?"
- Gradebooks are updated in real-time (not at the end of a grading term).
- Grades are no longer the average of all student work. Growth and improved learning is valued. Grades reflect most recent learning on standards.
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