Standards Based Grading

Dunlap Valley Middle School

"By comparing one child’s performance to a clear standard, parents, children and

teachers all know precisely what is expected. Every time a student attempts a

task, the performance is compared to the standard, not to other children’s

performances. The most important advantages for children and families are

fairness, clarity, and improved learning.”

According to Doug Reeves (101 Questions and Answers about Standards, Assessment, and Accountability, 2004)