Standard Based Grading Annotated Bibliography

Scriffiny, P. L. (2008). Seven reasons for standards-based grading. Educational Leadership, 66(2), 70-74.

Patricia L. Scriffiny is a math teacher at Montrose High School in Montrose, Colorado. While working in the Montrose High School with majorly a rural population, Scriffiny writes about her three years of observations of the practice of Standards-Based Grading System. She concludes her experience of using Standards-Based Grading System into 7 points. These 7 points represents the reasons why she thinks Standard Based Grading System should replace the traditional points-based system of grading in education. These 7 reasons reflect the significance of this modern system of grading and justifies why this system should be implemented in todays educational settings. Some of the major reasons she explains are; because Standards give meaning to grading, it suggests a challenge to teachers’ status quo, provides control over the grading practice, reduces meaningless paperwork, helps in adjusting the instructional methods, teaches about quality and works as a Launchpad for major reforms.

VanHook, M. S. Standards-Based Grading.

Michael S. VanHook Executive Director and a teacher at the MSV Educational Network in Londrina, Parana, Brazil describes the significance and benefits of Standard-Based Grading in education. He analyzes literature to support his arguments about the significance and benefits of Standard-Based Grading. In his literature review he also tries to explain how Standard-Based Grading can be implemented in a particular educational setting. The source is significant in the area of Standards-Based Grading in the sense that it provides connections to further sources in the related area.