Standards Based Grading

Grading Policy

We will be implementing standards based grading this year in 5th grade. Standards-based grading communicates how students are performing on a set of clearly defined learning targets called standards. The purpose of standards-based grading is to identify what a student knows, or is able to do, in relation to pre-establish learning targets, as opposed to simply averaging grades/scores over the course of a grading period. Next to each standard on the report card you will see one of the following letters;

Mastered (M)

I understand the learning standard and I can discuss and apply it with accuracy. A score of 80% or higher

Progressing (P)

I understand some of the learning target, but I need more practice and support to avoid making errors. A score of 70-79%.

Not Mastered (NM)

I don’t understand enough of the learning target to discuss it or use what I know correctly. A score of 69% or below.

Introduced (I)

Introduced but not yet assessed

PROMOTION STANDARDS Students must pass ALL core classes with more than 70% of all standards for each subject mastered.

Students must have 95% attendance.

Testing data also considered for promotion will be Benchmark scores and MAP scores.  Students should score 60% or higher on BM#4 or the Summer School EOC Test.

Students must receive recommendation for promotion from their grade level team and principal, based on satisfactory classroom performance throughout the current academic school year.

5th Grade Reading Expectations for Promotion

Fountas and Pinnell Scores

Lexile Scores (SRI)