Grading Using Standards-Based Learning
Purpose of Standards-Based Reporting
The primary purpose of reporting on standards in the Center Point-Urbana Middle School is to
- communicate achievement status of standards to students, parents, and others.
- report separately responsibility, organization, and other citizenship skills.
Secondary purposes of reporting on standards include:
- providing feedback to students for growth.
- encouraging student progress.
- self-monitoring of learning.
Foundational Practices of Standards-Based Reporting
- Practice, in or out of the classroom, is important for the understanding of standards. The purpose of practice is so that on an assessment the student can show that he/she understands a standard. Students are expected to complete practice with integrity. Practice assignments will not be included as part of the final report.
- Grades will be based on what the student is able to show he/she has learned. Therefore, extra credit will not be given at any time.
- Students will be allowed multiple opportunities to demonstrate their level of understanding of classroom standards in various ways. Re-assessments will be allowed for assessments. If a standard is going to be assessed again later in the grading period, that will be considered their re-assessment. Each teacher will have an insurance (re-assessment) policy. All students may re-assess and will earn the most recent score.
Scale for Reporting Achievement on a Standard
Proficiency with the standard
|Demonstrates thorough understanding of a grade level standard and can apply it||Demonstrates understanding of the grade level standard||Demonstrates partial understanding of the grade level standard.||With Help . . . Demonstrates minimal understanding of grade level standard.|
Scale for Standards: 21st Century Skills
- Student actively engages in learning.
- Student treats others with respect. Some examples may include being trustworthy, respectful, responsible, fair, caring, positive and upstanding citizens
|Does all of the time||Does most of the time||Does some of the time||Doesn’t Do Enough|