Standards-Based Grading and Reporting

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?

  • Accurate
    • separate academic achievement and learning behaviors
    • based on high-quality assessments
    • reflects most current learning opportunities
  • Meaningful
    • based on standards, outcomes, or expectations
    • highlight areas of strength and weakness
    • provide opportunities for student reflection
  • Consistent
    • 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