Granite School District and Proficiency-Based Grading
Check out the Granite School District website for additional information regarding Proficiency-Based Grading, including:
- Proficiency-Based Grading (PBG)
- Top 5 Hot Topics
- Proficiency-Based Grading Model
- Premise for Proficiency-Based Grading
- Guiding Principles
- Reinforcing Practice
- Why Proficiency- Based Grading?
- What is a Grade?
- Why Re-Takes and More Flexibility on Deadlines?
- Traditional Grades Do Not Equate to Proficiency
- Frequently Asked Questions
- PBG Philosophy
- What are Assessments?
- What is an A?
- Participation and Practice/Homework Points
- Late Work/Timeliness & Management
- Credit Recovery
- Transferring Students
- College and Career Readiness
- Special Education and ELL
- Competency vs. Proficiency
- Citizenship & Life Skills
- Communicating PBG to Parents and Community
- Debunking Myths
- Sample Proficiency Scale
The premise behind proficiency-based grading is that grades are intended to communicate progress toward mastery of grade level content standards to students and parents. They are intended to indicate at a prescribed moment in time what a student knows and is able to do with respect to objectives that have been explicitly taught. They encourage the student to act on feedback and the teacher to adjust and individualize instruction.
Utah Core Standards state explicitly what students should know and be able to do.
4= Above Proficient
2= Approaching Proficient
1= Below Proficient