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What does Secondary ELA Standards Based Grading look like?

Jan 4, 2015 3:00pm

Does anyone have grade book suggestions? Templates? Is the skill revisited in the original grade book entry or entered as a separate grade? Writing the formatives, reteaching, retesting, and summatives I understand, I just can't figure out the best way to communicate their skills and weaknesses with parents in the grade book.

  • English Language Arts
  • 10
  • Assessment


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    • Jan 17, 2015 12:32pm

      I figured out a way to make it work... If your grade book has categories, you simply make a category for each Power Standard or skill, i.e. analysis, writing, inference, etc. Decide which scale or standard fits into each Power Standard and that is the category for that assignment or assessment. When you, students, or parents view the grade book all the assignments will be divided based on standards. You can point to areas of strength or weakness. For example: your son is doing really well with inferencing but struggles with writing.

      I hope that made sense typed. Let me know if you need clarification.

      • Nov 14, 2015 1:03pm

        Your answers all helped me. I have been using Standards Based Grading for almost an entire year now. Progress has been documented in my teaching blog ( and your suggestions have been used. Thank you so much!