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Standards Based Grading: Is it fair?

Who:
Kristen Swanson, Mike Ritzius
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 301

Standards based grading is a system that seeks to place learning in the hands of the student. It attempts to reward students for the attainment of mastery, regardless of the time/support required. Learning targets are compartmentalized and evaluated according to achievement only. Is this where we want to take our students? Or is this simply another grading fad that must disappear before we can truly encourage internal, authentic motivation?