Standards-Based Grading | Master CCSS Aligned ELA Grading Framework

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"Standards-based Grading" is primarily a rubric for all 32 ELA Common Core Anchor Standards, written in a language that students (and parents) can understand, and scaffolded for all levels of proficiency.

This unit contains "The Checklist," which is a template that articulates all 32 anchor standards, facilitates standards-based grading, allows students to self-reflect on their own academic growth, and significantly helps teachers design lesson plans that are based on the Common Core. "The Checklist" also helps facilitate easy, meaningful, and relevant conversations with students and parents regarding student progress.

This unit also includes ideas on how to use standards-based learning in your classroom, and plenty of reasons why this modern form of assessment is superior to traditional models (in case you want to explain your shift to your administration or other teachers).

In total, the entire packet is a starter kit for any educator who is interested in standards-based grading. I've used it in presentations to two different school districts, and I strongly believe it will help you design a more efficient, student-centered classroom.
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


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