Standards-Based Grading

The following 5 links are a snapshot of how Standards-Based Grading works in my classroom.


Below are resources that are helpful for exploring and implementing Standards-Based Grading.

8 thoughts on “Standards-Based Grading

  1. Hi there!

    THANK YOU for putting together such a thoughtful and thorough SBG system. I have been researching on this and your system (especially the autocrat tutorial!) has me sold on switching to SBG next year. There have been murmurs in my district about implementing SBG but there hasn’t been any support. Your site provides great resources and I’ll definitely bring it back to my district.

    Thanks again.

    1. Hey thank you so much for the kind words! I really appreciate it. Just a collection of stuff I’ve found from great resources around the web. Good luck with the switch, and feel free to email me any questions at any time.

  2. This is an incredible blog. I love SBG and am so happy to see your organized system that is so thoughtful. I want to use AutoCrat!!!!!

  3. I am gearing up to make the switch to SBG with my gifted 6th and 7th grade math. Thanks for all of the great resources. Question: When do students retake quizzes? At the end of class? Before/After school? On specified days? Also, do quizzes become increasingly more difficult? (I thought I read that somewhere…) I am a little overwhelmed with the logistics.

    1. Thank you for the kind words! I’m excited that you’re making the switch. Students retake quizzes before/after school or during lunch. However, I’ve found it’s most helpful to put old concepts in new quizzes in order to have a “built-in” retake. So, if I taught solving equations earlier in the grading period but am now quizzing over a new concept, I’ll have questions about the new concept with one or two solving equations questions mixed in. This really helps the students who either can’t come in during non-school hours or who aren’t confident enough to come see a teacher (very intimidating for some kids).

      Also, I usually keep my quizzes at the same difficulty level in order to help kids show progress, but I have no problem with the difficulty level increasing. I think that may be a good idea for a student who is trying to retake to get a grade from 90 to 100. A good challenge is helpful for that student. For my less confident, more struggling students, I like to keep the same difficulty level in order to not crush their spirit.

      As for logistics, I like to just make a digital copy of my original quizzes and then change the numbers from there. This helps save time.

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