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
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.