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Does assessment and grading reform make you anxious?

We've got you covered!

Current Workshops

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We offer workshops for teachers, leaders, and staff throughout the school year. Click here to view our current offerings.



​We can provide keynotes designed to address different audiences (administrators, teachers, and/or support staff) and we can work with you to customize messages to suit your purpose and needs. Whether it’s a small gathering or a large conference you are organizing, we can help by delivering key messages about assessment and grading that will motivate the audience to take action and move toward equitable assessment and grading practices. Contact us to get started!

STAGR Analysis

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Did you implement Standards Based Grading years ago?  Did you have a large turnover in staff since the implementation? Wondering how well your SBG instructional efforts are meeting the needs of your students?  How consistent are your practices across your teams, grade levels, and schools?

Are all students successful with grade level standards? Are you seeing the instructional gains you expected with your current SBG practices?

In order to best support your team in meeting your grading, reporting, and assessment goals, each step in our audit process is guided by the unique needs of your school or district. Allow us to analyze your progress and collaboratively determine your next steps. Click here to learn more!

STAGR Long-Term Support:
On-Site and Virtual Coaching

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Our coaching program is designed to help guide teams through changes in assessment and grading within your schools.  One or more of our expert coaches will work side-by-side and/or virtually with your team and/or leaders to help ensure success. Contact Us to talk about your professional learning needs!

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Schools across the country have spent significant amounts of time, energy and resources on reviewing standards and trying to figure out what they want kids to learn. And for the most part, they have done a nice job of this. Yet, many schools still struggle to figure out the best ways to assess if kids are actually learning and have kept very traditional and inaccurate ways of communicating student achievement to students and families. The STAGR Center was created to help schools through this challenge. Based on a practical and proven process, the STAGR Center can help schools increase student achievement, reliability in assessment and accuracy in communication. Contact us today to learn how we can support your school or district on all things pertaining to assessment and grading.


The FIRST Education STAGR Center provides equitable training, resources and support to school districts, leaders and teachers pertaining to all things related to Standards, Targets, Assessment, Grading and Reporting.


The FIRST Education STAGR Center will develop teachers and leaders who have a comprehensive understanding of how Standards, Targets, Assessment, Grading and Reporting all work together to ensure ALL students experience high levels of equitable learning.

Our Team


Becky Peppler,
STAGR Center Director

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Myron Dueck

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Dennis Griffin, Jr.


Thomas Guskey

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Chad Lang


Garth Larson

Danica Lewis

Danica Lewis

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Nicole Mashock

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Jay McTighe


Brian Misfeldt


Ken O'Connor


Don Smith


Matt Townsley

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Lori Verhagen

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Diane Wolf

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Rick Wormeli

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