Standards Based Grading

Standards Based Grading-Football Analogy-Video
https://youtu.be/Qq_iZkISOaY

Video Explaining Standards Based Grading
https://youtu.be/TJBGQ7_LSVA     

School Family Connection article-
Standards-Based Grading: What Parents Need To Know

Standards Based Grading Q and A

1st-5th Grade

 Q: What is Standards-Based Grading?

A: Standards-Based Grading is a refined way of reporting what students know and how they demonstrate their learning of state content standards.                                                                      

Q: What is the purpose of Standards-Based Grading?

A: The purpose of Standards-Based Grading is to align grading with the Colorado State Standards as measured by consistent and accurate student achievement data and common criteria for grading.

Q: What is the goal of Standards-Based Grading?

A: The primary goal of SBG is to better communicate what each student knows and is able to do according to content standards and separately assess the influence of positive and consistent work habits on student learning.

Q: How does Standards-Based Grading work?

A: Traditional grading averages all of the work and other subjective factors that a student has done over time. SBG removes extraneous factors and solely focuses on proficiency. Standards-Based Grading assesses a student’s overall work and their most recent work so it really tells us what a student has learned and what they now know rather than what they knew walking into the class.

Q: How does this differ from traditional letter grades?

A: Standards-based grading reports tell us what students have actually learned and know. Standards-based grading measures students’ knowledge of grade-level content over time by reporting the most recent, consistent level of performance. Traditional grading often includes other subjective factors like attendance, effort, homework and attitude, which might influence the grade positively or negatively. In standards based grading, we will report proficiency and work habits separately in order to give a more accurate report of student progress toward mastery of grade level standards.

Kindergarten uses TS Gold, which is a state requirement.  It measures academic, social and emotional growth and is aligned to content standards.  It will be documented 3 times per year.

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