Standards Based Grading

  • Standards-based grading (SBG) uses academic performance indicators that are observable and objective to communicate student progress throughout the year in meeting grade level standards. Teachers assess student performance on the North Carolina Standard Course of Study which are specific and observable grade level skills. Mastery of these standards ensure readiness and success in the next grade level. In standards-based grading, how a student’s performance compares with others is not important.

Why Use Standards Based Grading?