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Standards-Based Grading


Standards-Based Grading (SBG) ~ Incorporating and implementing a meaningful grading system that values both growth in student learning and the efforts of teachers.

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This series of 6 videos are available to help you take a leap forward in assessment, grading, and student learning using Standards-Based Grading Practices.

Video 1: What is Standards-Based Grading?

Robert Marzano states, “Grades are so imprecise, they are almost meaningless.”

In this video we cover:

  • What is Standards-Based Grading?
  • Why grades are based on mastery of standards.
  • How to create a growth-based system of grading that honors ALL students.
  • How to use a system of assessing and reporting that describes student progress. 
  • How to clearly communicate levels of proficiency.

Grading and assessing systems that lead to increased student achievement. 

Effective Instruction & Assessing that Leads to Growth! 

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Video 2: Why Standards-Based Grading?

Douglas Reeves states, “If you wanted to make one change that would immediately reduce student failure rates, then the most effective place to start would be challenging prevailing grading practices.”

In this video we cover:

  • Accurate, specific and timely feedback designed to improve student performance.
  • The relationship between a grade and student proficiency.
  • Clarifying the criteria used to assign grades to students.

Video 3: Three Problems with the Current Grading System

Problem 1: An unbalanced range of scores.

Problem 2: The meaning of a test score.

Problem 3: The penalties of averaging grades.

Video 4: Prioritizing Standards

There are more standards than can be taught to mastery in the instruction time available. What does it mean to have a priority standard? How does that impact planning?

Video 5: Creating Proficiency Scales

Scales articulate learning progressions for each priority standard. How do scales work with standards? How do scales help students? How do scales help with common assessments and expectations for student learning?

Video 6: Aligning Assessments

The primary purpose of classroom assessment is to inform teaching and improve learning, not to sort and select students or to justify a grade. In this video, we cover three principals of effective assessment design and alignment.

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Here's Standards-Based Grading Module 1 for FREE!

Need help implementing Standards-Based Grading School/District-Wide?

Strobel Education offers the full spectrum of support services for Standards-Based Grading—from online professional learning courses to virtual trainings to onsite trainings for multi-year implementation support.

Contact us to request a free consultation with Kim Strobel to discuss your school or district's specific needs.