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Standards Referenced Grading

At DMS, we utilize a grading and reporting practice known as Standards Referenced Grading.  On academic reports 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 "College and Career Skills."  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 Standards Reference Grading document found below for more information related to the grading practices at Douglas Middle School.  After reviewing the following resources, feel free to contact DMS administration if any questions arise (307) 358-9771.

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