Indicator 11

Grading and reporting practices are regularly reviewed and revised to ensure alignment with the school’s core values and beliefs about learning.

What to Look for:

  • the professional staff regularly reviews the school’s grading practices to ensure they reflect the balanced use by all teachers of formative assessments, summative assessments and common assessments
  • the professional staff regularly reviews teachers’ consistent use of the school-wide analytic rubrics in determining individual student progress in achieving the school’s learning expectations and makes appropriate changes in its grading policies
  • the professional staff ensures that grading practices are consistent across all subject areas and by all teachers
  • the professional staff is focused on standards-based grading practices which measure student proficiency and promote mixed ability grouping