Beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year,  Barrington Middle School will be transitioning to a standards based reporting system. This phased implementation will begin with 6th grade in 2017-2018, followed by 7th grade in 2018-2019, and finally 8th grade in 2019-2020. 

What is Standards-Based Grading?

Standards-Based Grading is a reporting system that demonstrates student performance on both skill (writing, dividing fractions, etc.) and content standards (why did the Roman Empire fall? What is the difference between mass and weight?) 

Students demonstrate proficiency on various skills / content standards through assignments and assessment which are aligned and designed to assess those skills.

Why Standards-Based Grading?

The Barrington Middle School Learning Community has created a standards based reporting system that communicates student progress towards meeting the standards and skills in each content area to both student and parents. Standards Based Grading aims to provide for a more accurate representation of students’ progress towards achieving the intended learning standards, aims to engage students as active participants in the learning process, and aims to build student independence and  learning endurance.

How Will Students' Demonstrate Proficiency?

Throughout the school year, in each subject area, students will complete various assignments and assessments that will be housed in a portfolio. This portfolio evidence will be used to demonstrate student progress towards proficiency.