SRG INNOVATION CONFIGURATION MAP
Standard work requires a set of descriptive expectations to ensure quality implementation. The document describing those expectations is called an Innovation Configuration Map or I.C. Map. Standards-referenced grading is no exception when it comes to needing clear expectations, or targets, for buildings, PLCs, and individuals to meet. Having clear targets provides a map, or guidance, on where the current reality is for implementation and working toward a level where you are considered “established”.
An I.C. Map’s primary purpose is to clarify and provide a guide for buildings, PLCs or individual teachers. Self-assessment, goal setting and professional learning, to meet established goals, are at the heart of an I.C. Map’s intended purpose. An I.C. Map is meant to be fluid – based on dynamics of a PLC or a building. The I.C. Map is not evaluative; rather it is based on self-assessment/reflection, goal setting and professional growth. Your current reality on the I.C. Map might change and evolve but the desired state remains the same – strive to become established in best practice.
The standards-referenced grading I.C. Map is organized by four essential questions. Each of the links below take you to the corresponding section of the guidebook addressing that particular part of the Innovation Configuration Map (I.C. Map).
What does Curriculum look like in the standards-referenced grading system of ACSD?
What does Instruction look like in the standards-referenced grading system of ACSD?
What does Assessment look like in the standards-referenced grading system of ACSD?
What does Communication look like in the standard-referenced grading system of ACSD?
The purpose of standards-referenced grading (SRG) is to ensure all students receive a unified experience in the delivery of high quality curriculum, instruction, assessment, and communication practices. Implementing high quality standards-referenced grading practices assists in achieving the mission of Ankeny Schools.