Q. How do teachers determine proficiency levels in standards based grading?
Teachers use a variety of methods and tools to assess students' proficiency levels based on the standards for that grade level. They look at evidence of student proficiency by analyzing work samples and reviewing student performance on activities, projects and assessments such as quizzes and tests, as well as collecting classroom participation and anecdotal notes. This collected evidence of a student's learning is compared to what a student is expected to know or do according to the district grade level standards.