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2014-15 Supply Lists
“What should be in grades? Grades should include individual achievement only based on the published learning goals for the school/district.
What should not be in grades? Effort, attitude, behavior, attendance, punctuality, tardiness, group work, and so forth should not be in grades, unless they are specifically stated in the standards for a grade or course. These should be assessed and reported on separately.”
~ from How to Grade for Learning, O’Connor
At Mount Lebanon, our teachers strive to assess student learning based on students’ progress toward the standards of learning. As you look at your child’s standards-based report card, you will see information on your child’s progress with standards that were taught that nine weeks. You will also see a section on lifelong learning skills that addresses students’ work ethic, etc. If you have questions about your child’s growth as a learner, his/her teacher is a phone call or an email away. Ask them.
Thank you to all of those who came to our Parent Meeting. We appreciate your questions and your support as we move forward in Standards Based Grading.