Standards–Based Grading

  • Standards-based grading communicates how students are performing on a set of clearly defined learning targets called standards.

    The purpose of standards-based grading is to identify what a student knows, or is able to do, in relation to pre-established learning targets, as opposed to simply averaging grades/scores over the course of a grading period, which can mask what a student has learned, or not learned, in a specific course.
    Essentially, standards-based grading provides meaningful, actionable feedback that helps students take ownership over their own learning.

    District 103 uses standards-based grading to communicate academic progress for students in grades kindergarten through eighth.