You are here

Standards Based Grading

11/02/2017

 

 

October​ ​31,​ ​2017
Dear​ ​RUSD​ ​Parents​ ​and​ ​Families:

I​ ​am​ ​excited​ ​to​ ​share​ ​information​ ​on​ ​our​ ​Standards​ ​Based​ ​Learning​ ​System​ ​initiative​ ​that​ ​will​ ​positively​ ​impact instruction​ ​and​ ​student​ ​feedback​ ​on​ ​learning.

In​ ​a​ ​traditional​ ​classroom,​ ​a​ ​teacher​ ​focuses​ ​on​ ​teaching​ ​and​ ​delivers​ ​knowledge​ ​to​ ​students.​ ​In​ ​a​ ​Standards Based​ ​Learning​ ​classroom,​ ​a​ ​teacher​ ​also​ ​measures​ ​student​ ​learning​ ​to​ ​understand​ ​the​ ​effectiveness​ ​of​ ​their instruction.​ ​Instead​ ​of​ ​a​ ​single​ ​overall​ ​grade,​ ​Standards​ ​Based​ ​Learning​ ​breaks​ ​down​ ​the​ ​subject​ ​matter​ ​into smaller​ ​concepts​ ​that​ ​students​ ​should​ ​master​ ​by​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course.

Throughout​ ​the​ ​term,​ ​student​ ​learning​ ​on​ ​each​ ​concept​ ​is​ ​recorded.​ ​Teachers​ ​track​ ​student​ ​progress,​ ​give appropriate​ ​feedback​ ​and​ ​adapt​ ​instruction​ ​to​ ​meet​ ​student​ ​needs.​ ​This​ ​shift​ ​in​ ​grading​ ​makes​ ​for​ ​stronger instruction​ ​that​ ​benefits​ ​all​ ​students.

This​ ​year,​ ​your​ ​child​ ​will​ ​receive​ ​a​ ​Standards​ ​Based​ ​Report​ ​Card​ ​for​ ​the​ ​following​ ​content​ ​areas:

●  Reading​ ​&​ ​English​ ​Language​ ​Arts

●  Mathematics

●  Music​ ​and​ ​Art

●  Physical​ ​Education​ ​and​ ​Health​ ​Education

●  High​ ​School:​ ​Freshman​ ​Seminar​ ​and​ ​Algebra​ ​1

The​ ​remainder​ ​of​ ​the​ ​content​ ​areas​ ​including​ ​Social​ ​Studies,​ ​Science,​ ​World​ ​Languages​ ​and​ ​Career​ ​& Technical​ ​Education​ ​will​ ​wait​ ​until​ ​the​ ​2018-19​ ​school​ ​year​ ​to​ ​start​ ​using​ ​Standards​ ​Based​ ​Grading.

A​ ​Parent​ ​Guide​ ​to​ ​Standards​ ​Based​ ​Report​ ​Cards​ ​and​ ​Grading​ ​can​ ​be​ ​access​ ​by​ ​clicking​ ​here​ ​or​ ​going​ ​to www.rusd.org​​ ​and​ ​clicking​ ​on​ ​Resources​ ​>​ ​Course​ ​Description​ ​Guides​ ​>​ ​Parent’s​ ​Guide​ ​to​ ​Standards​ ​Based Grading.​ ​​ ​It​ ​is​ ​our​ ​goal​ ​that​ ​you​ ​as​ ​parents​ ​understand​ ​why​ ​we’re​ ​making​ ​this​ ​change.

If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​any​ ​questions,​ ​please​ ​contact​ ​your​ ​child’s​ ​teacher​ ​or​ ​principal. Sincerely,

Christopher​ ​Thompson,​ ​Ed.​ ​D.
Executive​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​Curriculum​ ​&​ ​Instruction 

 

 

Download your own copy of the guide using this link. 

 

 /sites/default/files/uploads/Roosevelt/Documents/FINAL-%20Parents%20Guide%20to%20Standards%20Based%20Learning--ES_MS.pdf