Standards-Based Grading is a way of reporting what each student knows and is able to do according to Colorado State content standards. A standard defines what a student should know and be able to do in each subject area at each grade level. All academics have standards. Standards help shape the curriculum from one grade to the next because teachers know what instruction has already occurred.
The SBG system will provide two different grades on the report card. One will tell us what students know compared to the standards and the other will assess work habits such as homework and effort. The report cards will include benchmarks based on Colorado content standards. A benchmark is a statement of what students should know and be able to do within a certain amount of time.
Standards-Based Grading Scale & Descriptors
A = Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the grade level content/course and consistently applies the benchmarks, and /or concepts, and/or processes/procedures in a variety of contexts.
P = Demonstrates understanding of the grade level content/course and applies the benchmarks, and/or concepts, and/or processes/procedures in a variety of contexts.
PP = Demonstrates partial understanding and application of the benchmarks, and/or concepts, and/or processes/procedures of the grade level content.
U = Rarely demonstrates understanding and ineffectively applies benchmarks, and/or concepts, and/or processes/procedures of the grade level content.
N = No evidence
Effort: Perseveres and attempts quality work
Engagement: Participates and listens
Homework: Complete and on time
Responsibility: Follows rules and directions; manages time; advocates for self
Scores for work habits include:
4 = Consistently
Click on the link below for more detailed information in regards to APS Standards Based Grading guidelines.