Standards Based Grading Basic Information
We believe the purpose of the report card is to communicate what a student knows and is able to do according to state standards. Grades traditionally include many other factors, such as work completion and student behavior. These traditional grades do not give a clear indication of student learning. In order to accurately reflect student learning our middle school team has spent the last three years developing and piloting a revised grading system based on standards. There are many benefits to these revised practices.
- Clear learning goals
- Descriptive feedback aligned to standards
- Awareness of strengths and areas needing improvement
- Opportunities to reassess
- Grades reflecting student learning
Report cards and scores in Infinite Campus will look different for core classes (literacy, reading, math, science and social studies). Teachers will report a rubric score for each standard rather than a letter grade. The rubric score teachers will use is identified below.