Standards-Referenced Grading

How is Standards-Referenced Grading Different than Traditional Grading?

Traditional grading typically averages all of the work assigned in a class including homework, tests, quizzes, and projects. The scores may also reflect non-academic factors such as behavior, timeliness, and participation. Standards-Referenced Grading (SRG), on the other hand, tracks progress over time. At the beginning of the unit, students’ scores may not count toward their final grade. It is expected for students to have lower scores as they begin learning new and difficult material. Scores later in the unit have more weight because it is expected that students would be closer to mastering the knowledge and skills as the unit progresses. Another distinction is that non-academic factors are recorded separately (Successful Learner Traits) in SRG.


Communication Platform - At least one member per SRG school needs to be a member of this discussion platform

Proficiency Scales & Diocesan ELA Rubrics (Aligned to Proficiency Scales; credit: Ms. Julie Foster)

Report Card Templates in Excel (2019-2020) SIS (SchoolSpeak) Sample (2019-2020)

2019-2020 SRG Updates Webinar

SD Catholic Standards-Referenced Grading Handbooks

SRG Teacher Handbook

10.4.17 SRG Teacher Manual

SRG Parent Handbook

10.4.17 SRG Parent Guide