This year my administration has nodded to the fact that Standards Based Grading IS coming. In my district, it is currently at grade 6 with an expected implementation date at the high school in the 2016-2017 school year. I am still learning about standards based grading, instruction, and assessment but I've found that this chart has really helped me recognize what each standard and each "I Can" statement is asking of me and my students. It's a simplistic concept that goes a long way. I've included an example of how I use this chart/lesson plan tool.