Standards Based Grading

 Standards Based Grading Presentation.pptx - Click on the link to view the PowerPoint.

Here at DMS, we have moved to Standards Based Grading.  You will see both "traditional" percentages and standards grades.  The standards grades are represented by proficiency scores of either 4, 3, 2, or 1 for each standard being taught and assessed in our school. Furthermore, based on research and best practices, we find it essential to separate behavioral factors from the academic report.  Due to this belief, you will see a separate behavioral grade noted as "citizenship."  These behaviors are also tracked and recorded in LiveSchool.  Please contact the school if you need a parent login.  No longer will your child have academic points deducted or added for behavioral aspects that are not part of the academic standards.  Please refer to the student handbook and above mentioned PowerPoint for more information related to the new grading practices at Douglas Middle School.  Feel free to contact the administration if any questions arise (307)358-9771.

Standards Based Grading Links and Resources:

Heflebower, T., & Hoegh, J. (n.d.). A school leader's guide to standards-based grading.

Miller, J. (2013). A better grading system: Standards-based, student centered assessment. 
English Journal, 103(1), 111-118.

O'Connor, K., & O'Connor, K. (2009). How to grade for learning, K-12 (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin.

Reeves, D. (2004). The Case against the Zero. 
Phi Delta Kappan, 324-325.

Schimmer, T. (2014) "Grading with a Standards-Based Mindset." AMLE Magazine, 2(4).

Wormeli, R. (n.d.). The collected writings (so far) of Rick Wormeli: Crazy good stuff I've learned about teaching

Wormeli, R. (2006). Fair isn't always equal assessing & grading in the differentiated classroom. Portland, ME: Stenhouse ;.

YouTube Links and Resources:

Doug Reeves - Challenging Toxic Grading Practices 
Ken O'Connor - 4 Quality Conditions of Grades
Rick Wormeli - Standards Based Grading & Grade Integrity
Rick Wormeli - Standards Based Practices Part 1
Rick Wormeli - Standards Based Practices Part 2
Rick Wormeli - Standards Based Practies Part 3
Rick Wormeli - Standards Based Practices Part 4
Rick Wormeli - Standards Based Practices Part 5
Robert Marzano - Time Based System vs. Performance Based System
Standards Based Grading - The Purpose