Why has Steilacoom High School adopted a standards-based grading (SBG) system?Reason 1 - To clearly communicate how a student is performing on our state's learning standards.Reason 2 - To reinforce the importance of academic perseverance with all our learners.Reason 3 - To ensure equity in the way that we impose assessments and grades.Thanks for visiting! There are so many more benefits to our system. We are always happy to share or clarify however we can!Your questions can be directed to the SHS Admin Team. #EarnEverything
Helpful ResourcesHere are some examples of SBG assessments. We want our families to understand how we grade for depth of knowledge.This document explains how a 4-point scale grade is calculated into a letter grade in Skyward.The poster beneath the data table is a poster designed for classrooms for students and staff to use as a quick reference."It is important that policies define SBG...and outline the kinds of grading practices that are expected" (Welsh, 2019).Therefore, it is critical that teachers also link assessments and reporting to the standards.