What is Standards-Referenced Grading (SRG)?
Standards-referenced grading ensures all students receive a unified experience in the delivery of high quality curriculum, instruction, assessment, and communication practices. It is the practice of meeting a defined standard for "proficiency" and immediately progressing to the next grade-level standard. Implementing high quality standards-referenced grading practices assists in achieving the mission of Ankeny Schools.
To accurately communicate student learning.
- Grades represent students' level of learning in relation to each grade level standard, which is aligned to the Iowa Core.
- SRG practices require quality instruction and assessment.
- Teachers must make informed, focused decisions regarding students’ individual strengths and areas of improvement relative to the grade-level standards.
- Academic content and academic behaviors both contribute to student success. Reporting each separately provides an accurate picture of student learning in relation to the grade-level standards.