How Does Standards-Based Grading Differ From Traditional Grading?
With the traditional grading system, many elements are combined to determine your child’s grade – test scores, quizzes, completed homework, classroom participation, coming to school on time, extra credit – then, the average of the semester’s work equates into a percentage that correlates with a specific letter grade.
Standards-Based Grading separates those elements. And while we believe all should be addressed, now parents will be able to see specifically if their child needs help with an academic concept or if he or she can’t remember to turn in homework.
Standards-Based Grading measures a student’s mastery of grade-level standards by prioritizing the most recent, consistent level of performance.