FPS Standards-Based Grading Committee

Members Of The Committee

The standards-based grading committee is made up of teachers, support staff, and administrators. Additional stakeholders may be consulted as plans are designed for future implementation.

The Charge

The charge of the Standards-Based Grading Committee is taken directly from one of the improvement priorities found in the AdvancEd report completed in March of 2016.

  • Improvement Priority: Document, implement, and evaluate a system-wide expectation for a collaborative structure that includes alignment of the curriculum with identified essential learning targets as well as common grading and assessment practices.

Website Content

Much of the content presented within the pages of this website represents information utilized by the standards-based grading committee as they work to develop common grading and assessment practices for Farmington Public Schools. It is important to note that not everything presented here will necessarily be adopted by FPS.

Contact The Committee

If you have questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to submit to the committee for consideration, please click HERE. We will review new submissions at the beginning of each meeting.

The "Why" Of Standards-Based Grading

15 Fixes For Broken Grades was created by Ken O'Connor to help schools assure that their students receive accurate, consistent, and meaningful grades.

Rick Wormeli is nationally known for his work on the implementation of standards-based grading. Rick has an engaging presentation style while being very honest regarding current grading practices in education that interfere with student learning.

From The Michigan Department of Education

MDE on SBG.pdf

Examples of Standards-Based Grading

Dansville Introductory-Assessment-and-Grading-Presentation.pdf
Grosse Ile Grading In The Middle Explaination.pdf
OCS SBRC Parent Handbook 15-16.pdf

Articles and Other Resources

Tom Schimmer Grading from the Inside Out (1 Day) HANDOUT.pdf