WHAT IS PROFICIENCY-BASED GRADING?
Traditional grading calculates a student’s grade based a set of tasks. Proficiency-based grading calculates a student’s grade based on a set of abilities. Proficiency-based grading gives a clear picture of what a student knows and is able to do. Proficiency-based grading allows students to better understand their strengths and weaknesses.
What if my child does not achieve proficiency?
What if my child demonstrates advanced proficiency?
We provide intervention services when additional strategies are needed in order to help a student achieve proficiency. Interventions might include: re-teaching, additional practice opportunities, placement in intervention groups, or other interventions appropriate to the student's needs.
We provide extensions to address individual rate and level of learning for students demonstrating advanced proficiency as determined by classroom assessments. Extensions might include: access to opportunities that require higher order thinking skills and/or inquiry, options to explore topics more deeply, providing access to advance-level material, or offering other extensions appropriate to the student's needs. Examples of these opportunities are referred to as "AMP" activities.