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The primary purpose of standards-based grading is to communicate about student achievement toward well-defined learning targets. Habits of Work and Learning are graded separately from the academic content, and student engagement is key to the grading process.

-Leaders of Their Own Learning

Grading Guides

At King Middle School, we use a practice called standards-based grading.  Standards-based grading is a system of reporting student mastery of specific knowledge or skills.  The information that students are expected to know is made very clear in the form of standards and learning targets.