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Simplifying Standards-Based Grading Institute

August 7-8, 2024


August 7-8, 2024


8:00 am - 3:00 pm Central Time


Glacier Canyon Conference Center at The Wilderness Resort
45 Hillman Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Rooms available for $189/night



(includes a copy of Extinguishing the Fires Within Assessment and Grading Reform, lunch will be on your own)


Institute Agenda

The STAGR Center’s Simplifying Standards-Based Grading Institute is a comprehensive two-day experience designed to equip new and veteran educators with the tools and strategies needed to simplify the implementation of standards-based grading (SBG) in their classrooms, schools and districts. Research has shown that standards-based grading offers a powerful framework to ensure consistent, accurate, learning-focused and meaningful (O’Connor, 2023) within our classrooms. However, navigating the complexities of SBG can often be daunting for educators to fully understand and envision what it looks like in action. This institute aims to demystify the process and empower teachers to confidently integrate SBG into their classrooms and buildings to strengthen communication with students and their caregivers.

Day 1: Simplifying Why Standards-Based Grading

  • Exploring the Need for Standards-Based Grading in Today’s Schools

  • Understanding the 4 Pillars of Standards-Based Grading

  • Examining the need to Separate Academics from Behaviors

  • Understanding the role of Formative Practice within SBG


Evening Networking: Troubleshooting and Q&A: Address common challenges and questions related to implementing SBG and receive personalized support and guidance.


Day 2: Simplifying How to Implement Standards-Based 

  • Determining our standards and targets

  • Building assessments aligned to our targets

  • Developing reassessment practices that work

  • Communicating learning to students and caregivers


Key Benefits:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the principles and practices of standards-based grading.

  • Acquire practical strategies to use in your school, district or classroom

  • Connect with fellow educators to share ideas, experiences, and best practices.

  • Receive personalized support and guidance to address specific challenges and questions.


Interested in Learning More About our Standards/ Target-Based Grading Services?

From institutes and workshops, to side-by-side coaching, we are here to support your efforts!

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