The Ferguson-Florissant School District uses a standards-based grading and reporting system for Kindergarten through fifth grade. Standards-based grading measures student learning of the standards which are aligned with district curriculum and state academic standards. The grades are based on the ability of a student to apply content knowledge and skills in and/or across content areas based on well-defined course objectives.
- All assessments are linked to learning standards.
- Standards Based Grading uses a 1, 2, 3, 4 grading system.
- Grades are based upon the most current mastery of the learning standards. Grades are not averaged.
What Standards Based Grading is NOT:
- a one-time test
- an interim test (benchmark, quarterly, midterm, final, etc.)
- unknown expectations
- factoring extra credit, attendance, bonus points
- focused on completion of assignments
What Standards Based Grading IS...
- indicates what students know and are able to do
- measures a student's progress towards proficiency
- indicates if a student has reached mastery
- teachers give a variety of assignments and assessments
- is authentic to the learning experiences of students, based on complex tasks, not rote memory
- Involves a demonstration of proficiency, not a guess on a multiple-choice test
For more information about standards based learning and grading, please access the Canvas course at https://fergflor.instructure.com/courses/21958.