Standard Based Grading
Standards-based grading measures the mastery of the learning objectives, or how well students understand the content in class. It is a method of reporting what students have learned and how they demonstrated their learning of the Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards (MCCRS) required by the Mississippi Department of Education. Standards specify what all students should know and be able to do by the end of the school year. A standards-based approach allows parents and students to understand more clearly what is expected of students and how to help them be successful.
Purpose of Standard Based Grading
The purpose of standards-based grading is to improve student learning by focusing on instruction and the alignment of curriculum with the essential standards. It provides an accurate measurement and reporting process on students’ proficiency in meeting those standards. Standards-based grading and reporting will provide better communication to students, parents, teachers and administrators on the students’ academic abilities.