We believe that grades must be supportive of student learning. In a standards-based grading and reporting system, grades are based on the extent that a student has met intended learning goals.
How do we define grades that are supportive of student learning?
- separate academic achievement and learning behaviors
- based on high-quality assessments
- reflects most current learning opportunities
- based on standards, outcomes, or expectations
- highlight areas of strength and weakness
- provide opportunities for student reflection
- based on common rubrics between teachers
- determined through collaboration and collegial work
Adapted from Ken O’Connor’s The School Leader’s Guide to Grading