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Grading Procedures

Standards-Based Instruction, Grading and Reporting

Minnesota International Middle School 2017-2018

Standards Based Grading and Reporting

Each class has been broken down into learning targets created from the Minnesota State Standards.  A “learning target” is a specific skill or concept students are expected to have learned following instruction.  The goal of standards-based grading is to communicate to students, families, and teachers each student’s proficiency level according to the standards.


Each learning target being taught by the teacher will have a 1-4 rubric.  The learning target rubric will show what your student is able to demonstrate on an assessment. The rubrics will be used by teachers, students and parents to identify both strengths and weaknesses of each student.  Rubrics would also be helpful to give  to tutors so they know what to help a student with. It is expected that students reach a  level 3 for every learning target.



Student exceeds grade level requirements



Student is on grade level

2- Making Progress


Student is able do some grade level work, but not all of it



Student is unable to demonstrate grade level skills


Report Card

Each teacher will grade using two categories: Progress Monitoring and Assessments.  Progress Monitoring will include all homework and classwork that the teacher uses as a check-in to determine how well a student is mastering a standard.  Assessments include tests, projects, quizzes, and papers.  All assessments will be used to calculate the final standard grade.  While progress monitoring is not part of  the overall grade, it is still important that a student does it so the teacher can gauge the student's ability for each learning target prior to the assessment. All progress monitoring assignments and assessments will be entered into the gradebook based on a 1 – 4 scale.  For each standard the teacher assesses that trimester the student will receive a 1-4 final grade.  Overall, if students averaged a 3 or 4 in the class they will receive a “ P”  for passing and if the student averaged a 2 or 1 they will receive a “NC” for no credit.  Student receiving a “NC” will be assigned summer school.  Students will be encouraged to attend Wednesday tutoring from 3-4pm after school if they are receiving 1’s and 2’s.


Minnesota International Middle School277 12th Ave North

Minneapolis, MN  55401612-465-8465

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