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BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH
The following resources will give stakeholders insight on the years of research on best practices when grading for learning. Read the following to learn more:
The Fall River School District believes that grading for learning provides the foundation for delivering accurate, meaningful and consistent grades that support mastery level of learning. All administrators and teachers will implement these principles with fidelity to establish district level practices and procedures related to grading.
The purpose of grading in the Fall River School District is to communicate learning, growth, and achievement of our students in a consistent, practical and timely manner. In grading students, we will make informed instructional decisions to plan high quality, meaningful instruction for all students.
It is our belief that providing clear grading practices and procedures will lead to unbiased evaluation of student learning, growth, and achievement. The grades given reflect evidence of a student’s current level of academic performance in relation to specific standards. Grading practices will be clearly defined and communicated to all stakeholders.
What is grading for learning?
The mastery of defined learning targets instead of the accumulation of points.
The reporting of student achievement toward meeting learning targets at a given time by reflecting on mounting evidence based on various forms of assessments.
A record keeping system that provides teachers with information that allows them to adjust learning practices to meet the needs of students.
A system that encourages student reflection and responsibility.
The student’s grade more accurately represents the progress toward mastery of standards.
Subject areas are subdivided into big ideas related to standards along with their respective learning targets.
The improvement of student achievement of standards and learning targets in all content areas.
Creates a more consistent curriculum between teachers on the same grade level.
Parents can see which skills students have mastered and which ones they need more work on.
BEHAVIOR STANDARDS RUBRIC GRADES 4K-5