This past spring, Dr. Tammy Heflebower, Marzano Research Educational Consultant, led Greensburg Salem's standards-based learning teams in the implementation of an aligned standards-based system.
The Greensburg Salem elementary schools have updated the standards-based report card.
For the first three quarters of the school year, each child will receive a standards-based learning progress report. The standards-based learning progress report will reflect the growth your child is demonstrating to meet the grade-level standards by the end of the school year.
Standards-based learning is a process of identifying the most important knowledge and skills in each grade level and content area. It requires a collection of a child’s work to determine the progress for proficiency. By implementing standards-based learning, consistent grading practices are established across the district based on the achievement of what students should know and are able to do at each grade level.
Every child learns at a different pace. Standards-based learning allows each child to focus on his or her growth towards proficiency on the end-of-the-year standard.