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Standards-Based Grading Module 1: FREE 

What is Standards-Based Grading and Why Do We Need It? 

This is module 1 of Standards-Based Grading and Assessing. You will learn the three problems with the current grading system and explore specific aspects of standards-based grading implementation.  

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Learning Outcomes:

  • How to use a system of assessing and reporting that describes student progress.
  • The problem with using an unequal proportionate scale to score students. 
  • The consequences of using the 100 point scale. 
  • Why kids can never recover from a poor score.
  • Teachers weigh items differently on the exact same test.

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.

Rubrics, Scales, Priority Standards

Proficiency Scales and Assessment

Adopting and Implementing

What's in the On-Demand Course?

  • 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

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Why Standards-Based Grading?

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.

This online education course, featuring the same amazing content as Strobel Education’s dynamic live workshop, invites teachers from all grade levels to learn about this innovative concept based on a popular Google practice.

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

Ready-Made Lessons

Digital Resource Bundle

The Digital Resource Bundle includes everything you need to launch this topic with your students and in your schools. You don’t have to go around finding all the “stuff”. The curriculum is created for you—relevant mini-lessons, activities, videos, collaboration articles, and all necessary resources.

Course Curriculum

What’s in a Meaningful Grade?

In this workshop, you’ll 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.

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What is Included?

Here’s What’s Included:

  • 5 hours of course material & video content
  • 5 professional development credits
  • Access for 30 days
  • Complete pre-made lesson plans
  • Fillable workbooks to follow along with comprehensive digital resource bundle

Who Should Attend?

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)

“Kim is a dynamic presenter who keeps her audience highly engaged and truly understands standards-based grading.”
 – M. Godbey, Principal, Lincoln County High School

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Standards-Based Grading Online Course - Strobel Education

In this on-demand course, you’ll learn…

  • Investigate ways to determine meaningful grades
  • Build professional knowledge of standards-based grading and assessing
  • Explore concrete steps for implementing standards-based grading
  • Learn the importance of foundational work to include priority standards, proficiency scales, and quality assessments
  • Review the rationale and process for prioritizing standards
  • Examine current grading practices and how they relate to student learning
  • + More!
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