Incorporating & Implementing a Meaningful Grading 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.

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

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.

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.

    • 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!

Course Curriculum

  • Module 1- 3 Tiers to Creating Supportive Schools
  • Module 2- Trauma: What it Means
  • Module 3- How Trauma Impacts the Brain
  • Module 4- Building Relationships for Change
  • Module 5- What’s Causing Lagging Skills
  • Module 6- Regulation vs. Dysregulation
  • Module 7- Classroom Strategies for Success
  • Module 8- Practicing Self-Care

Course Details

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Immediate access: $137
(normally $209)

Discounts available!

  • Save $20 per person with teams of 3 or more.
  • Get your whole district involved. Teams of 15+ get special pricing. Contact us for details.

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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?

  • 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/span>

Course Curriculum

Improve your grading system— improve student performance!

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