• Standards Based Grading

    I will begin using Standards Based Grading for all assignments in every subject area.  Instead of giving your child an A, B, C, D, or F they will receive a 1, 2, 3, or 4 based upon the following rubric:
     
     
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     BeginningUnable to perform the skill even with support.
     2  ProgressingSkill is progressing or requires prompting and support.
     3 
     Proficient
     *grade level
    Independently able to perform the skill.
     4 
     Exceeding
    *above grade level 
    In addition to being proficient, student also independently uses complex thinking that extends an in-depth understanding, analysis, and application of the skill.
     
     

    Standards based grading is all about a growth mindset.  It is our goal to have every child meeting the standard assessed (3).  This means they are able to perform grade level tasks with minimal support from an adult.  Students' grades do not start over at a trimester, but instead are a year long measure of student learning. 

    This type of grading system does not use letter grades, a percentage, or averaging of grades. This concept has been discussed thoroughly in class, so ask your child for clarification!  I realize that this was not how parents/guardians were most likely graded in school and may be confusing to understand.  Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns your child is not able to answer.