Strobel Education On-DEMAND Courses

Standards-Based Grading


Incorporating and implementing a meaningful grading system that values both growth in student learning and the efforts of teachers.

Standards Based Grading On-Demand Workshop

A standards-based education program can be extremely useful for schools, but its implementation requires careful consideration to ensure success.

You will learn how to lead the transition to a standards-based system in your school or district, as well as what benefits you will gain from a standards-based system.  

On average, the practice of having students track their own progress was associated with a 32 percentile point gain in their achievement.

Implement effective grading practices. Transform your school’s grading system into one that really shows what students know and can do.

Your team will explore specific aspects of standards-based grading implementation, from identifying prioritized standards and creating proficiency scales to creating aligned high-quality assessments and revising report cards.

Each step of the process is thoroughly explained. Our goal is for you to leave understanding how to create vertical and horizontal alignment in your school along with a viable and guaranteed curriculum so you can ensure a high level of reliability between and within all grade levels.

How to begin...


Work through the
course at your own pace.


Gain classroom and school strategies that get results.


Receive everything you need to execute and implement effectively.

What's in the On-Demand Course?

  • 5 hours of course material & video content
  • 5 hrs professional development Certificate of Completion
  • Access for 9 months  
  • Digital Resource Bundle with all resources 
  • Complete pre-made lesson plans, implementation blueprints, activities, etc.
  • Fillable workbook to guide you as you learn.
  • Examples of pacing and curriculum guides, proficiency scales, and assessments

In This On-Demand Course You Will Learn...

What makes a meaningful grade, methods for evolving your current classroom practice and curriculum to include regular assessments, and how standards-based grading and assessment lead to a more accurate measurement of student achievement.

  • Discover the research and benefits of a standards-based curriculum.
  • Explore concrete steps for implementing standards-based grading.
  • Adjust grading and reporting systems to increase student achievement and growth.
  • Build the implementation blueprint to standards-based grading.
  • Create priority standards that clearly identify and articulate what students need to know.
  • Learn how to unpack standards for the complex and simple skills.
  • Design proficiency scales that identify the learning progression towards mastery of the standards.
  • Align assessments to demonstrates students' levels of proficiency.

Don't Just Take It From Us...

“Kim is a dynamic presenter who keeps her audience highly engaged and truly understands standards-based grading.”

– M. Godbey, Principal,
Lincoln County High School

“Strobel Education has been one of the best investments we have made in the implementation of standards-based grading for our teachers and students."

– David Sturgeon, Education Director,  
Yorktown Schools, Indiana

“Kim’s depth of knowledge regarding best practices in standards-based grading has aided our teachers in working through this transition. Her ability to facilitate organization and collaboration among participants fully engages teachers in developing and ‘owning’ their own work."

– Dr. Tracy Lorey, Superintendent,
Greater Jasper Schools

Who Should Attend?

  • K-12 English-Language Arts Teachers
  • K-12 Content-Area Teachers
  • Literacy coaches and coordinators
  • Title I teachers and directors
  • ELL teachers
  • Special education teachers
  • K-12 gifted and talented teachers
  • K-12 administrators (Principals, Assistant Principals, Curriculum Directors)

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Ready-Made Resources With Practical Steps and Strategies for Guiding Your Fellow Educators, Students, and ParentsReady-Made Lessons

Ready-Made Lessons
  • Module 1 - Problems With Grading Systems
  • Module 2 - Understanding Rubrics & Proficiency Scales
  • Module 3 - Prioritizing Standards & Creating Pacing Guides
  • Module 4 - Unpacking Standards & Creating Proficiency Scales 
  • Module 5 - Developing & Aligning High-Quality Assessments 
  • Module 6 - Deep Dive Into Grading Practices
  • Module 7 - Converting Scores & Designing Report Cards
  • Module 8 - Implementing a Standards-Based Grading System

Digital Resource Bundle

The Digital Resource Bundle includes everything you need to begin the transition to standards-based grading.  It includes blueprints, sample pacing guides, proficiency scales examples, and assessments. You will leave with the blueprint you need to begin this implementation.

Customized Live Coaching Sessions

Add coaching sessions to this online course.  

Schools love these because we can virtually coach teacher teams as they go through the on-demand course so we can support their teachers in their new learning, answer questions, and work towards full implementation.