Channahon School District 17 is transitioning to Standards-Based Grading!
What is Standards-Based Grading?
"Standards-Based Grading (SBG) is a system of reporting student proficiency in a number of specific learning targets (or standards). Rather than give students one grade on a test that assessed multiple skills, this system gives students a number of scores that represent their proficiency in each of the skills assessed. The idea is that at the end of the class a student has mastered the essential content necessary for the next level. You are focused on knowledge, not on points." (www.activegrade.com)
The following resources provide more information on standards-based grading. If you have additional questions about SBG, please contact the school principal.
Seven Reasons for Standards-Based Grading (from Educational Leadership)
Rick Wormeli - videos on grading and assessment
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between standards-based grading practices and traditional grading practices?
What is the purpose of report cards/grades?
How will I know if my child is successful or if he/she needs more support?
What role does homework play in determining a student’s proficiency level? How is homework used to assess students learning?
Since homework and other factors are not included in communicating a student’s proficiency, how will parents know how a child is doing in class before reports come home?
Can a student be advanced in the first reporting out period?
What is the school district doing to help teachers refine their reporting practices?
What about SBG and student awards at Channahon Junior High?
What is the timeline for implementation?