Standards-Based Grading

At Babcock Neighborhood School and Babcock High School, we embrace Standards-Based Grading (SBG) to enhance our educational approach and personalize learning for every student. SBG is a powerful shift in assessment, focusing on mastering specific skills and knowledge areas rather than traditional letter grades. This method offers numerous benefits, ensuring a more accurate reflection of a student’s abilities and progress.

Benefits of Standards-Based Grading:

  • Clearer Expectations: Clarifies what students are expected to learn, offering a straightforward pathway to success.
  • Personalized Learning: Tailors education to meet individual student needs, allowing for targeted instruction and support.
  • Improved Feedback: Provides detailed feedback on strengths and areas for improvement, encouraging growth and learning.
  • Focus on Mastery: Encourages students to focus on understanding and mastering content at their own pace.
  • Encourages Persistence: Motivates students to persevere through challenges, knowing that improvement is always possible.

How to Support Your Student with Standards-Based Grading:

  1. Review the Empower Learning Management System: Familiarize yourself with the platform to track your student’s progress and understand the standards they’re working towards.
  2. Examine Assignments and Teacher Feedback: Engage with your student’s work to see where they excel and where they may need more focus.
  3. Talk with Your Child: Regular conversations about their learning can motivate and provide valuable insights into their academic journey.

As parents, your involvement is key to maximizing the benefits of standards-based grading. By staying informed and engaged, you can help your student navigate their educational path with confidence and clarity.

At Babcock Schools, we’re dedicated to providing an environment where every student can thrive, preparing them not just for academic success but for a bright future in an ever-changing world.

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