Traditional Grading vs. Standards-Based Grading
For years, educators have relied upon traditional grading practices to evaluate, reflect, and drive instruction for learners. However, have you ever stopped to consider what those numbers actually mean? How could you explain to a student the meaning behind a score of 72 versus a score of 75?
What if we could provide feedback to a student not just in terms of a number, but in terms of growth towards fulfilling an objective? Consider how much more meaningful it could be to a learner to find out just how close he or she is to being proficient at a specific goal. Keep reading to find out more about why standards-based grading (SBG) can be beneficial.
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.