Standards Based Grading

What is Standards-Based Grading?

Standards-Based Grading measures a student's progress and mastery of a standard, providing specific feedback on what students know and are able to do.

Traditional methods of grading can reflect unreliable measurement and differences among teachers in criteria they use when assigning grades.  Although established policies may offer guidelines to teachers, significant variations exist in individual grading practices.

The standards-based approach can correct this dilemma by focusing on learning standards and separating learning from other criteria such as attendance, timeliness, or other behavior considerations related to the learning environment.