Standards Based Grading

Standards-Based practices have long been a part of our students’ learning and our teaching practices. We also use Standards-Based Reporting to clearly communicate the growth our students are making throughout the school year.

Standards-based refers to an approach to teaching, evaluating, grading, and communicating student progress. The Standards are expectations set by the State of Illinois.

In this approach:
  • Students show their understanding, knowledge, and skills identified by the standards.
  • The student’s progress is communicated to students and parents by identifying the student's progress on an identified standard.  

This type of progress report replaces a letter grade on the report card. The Standards-Based report card will show a student's progress toward the specific grade-level standards.

Benefits of Standards Based Grading:

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