During the 2015-2016 school year, our Pre-Algebra and Algebra classes are switching to standards-based grading. What does this mean?
In a class with traditional grading, students typically study a unit in a particular subject, then take a test on that unit. After the test, the class moves on to the next unit, even though some students may not have a complete understanding of the material.
With standards-based grading, a unit is broken down into key skills, or standards, and students are tested on each standard. While the class will continue to move through the standards as the semester proceeds, there will be time for students to review, relearn, and reassess previous material when they feel confident. With this model, each student will continue learning material, but will reach mastery in a fashion that fits his or her learning and understanding.
For more information, click here for our FAQ on standards-based grading.