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Standards Referenced Reporting Resources

Standards-Referenced Reporting is a way of grading that focuses on individual student mastery of specific skills and knowledge, rather than how they compare to their classmates. Here's a breakdown:

  • Standards: These are clear and measurable expectations of what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Think of them like learning milestones.

  • Referenced: The reports "reference" these standards, showing how well a student understands each standard.

  • Mastery: The reports indicate a student's progress towards mastering these standards. This could be through terms like "exceeds," "meets," "approaching," or "does not meet."

Key Differences from Traditional Grading:

  • Focus on Individual Growth: Standards-referenced reports track students' progress towards mastering the standards, not how they compare to classmates.

  • More precise Communication: The reports provide specific information about areas where a student excels and areas that need improvement based on the standards.

Benefits of Standards-Referenced Reporting:

  • Targeted Instruction: Teachers can use the reports to identify areas where students need more support and tailor their instruction accordingly.

  • More explicit Goals: Students understand the specific learning goals they're working towards.

  • Meaningful Feedback: Parents receive clear information about their child's progress with specific skills and knowledge.