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Teachers Throwing Out Grades

3 Peaks and 3 Pits of Standards-Based Grading

Although I've observed many great aspects of standards-based grading, I've also had many great discussions with other educators on how we can improve …

Pedagogy

Formative Assessment & Standards-Based Grading

“Once again, Bob Marzano has brought world-class clarity and analysis to two profoundly important factors that affect student learning: formative …

Standards-Based Grading Implementation

This page contains specific information about implementing a standards-based grading system in your classroom. You can also click on the …

Seven Reasons for Standards-Based Grading - Educational Leadership

My school, Montrose High School, is located in a small but rapidly growing rural community in southwestern Colorado. We serve a community that is …

Pedagogy

My feeble attempt at SBG

This past week I attempted my first unit using standards based grading.<p>Letting SBG be the driving force of my class was one of my new year’s …

Standards-Based Grading Slow To Take Effect In High Schools

Efforts to implement standards-based report cards in high school has been slow to take effect, largely due to uncertainty about how to convert these grades to GPA and reluctance to adopt a nontraditional system, the Associated Press reports.<p>Many elementary and middle schools across the country have …

Letter Grades Deserve an 'F'

The adoption of the Common Core could usher in a new era of standards-based grading.<p>Letter grades are a tradition in our educational system, and we accept them as fair and objective measures of academic success. However, if the purpose of academic grading is to communicate accurate and specific …