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IMS- Learning Focus Team- Grading (optional/ clock hours)

Administered by Mercer Island


  • Emily Mills


Standards Based Grading

(Mastery of skills over time, rather than total collection of points)

The purpose of our learning team is to uncover our beliefs about grading, then take action to improve the accuracy and validity of student grades. Indicators of success will be that more students are “hitting the mark” because our formative feedback has improved, our rubrics/proficiency scales are standardized, and our gradebook measures growth. 

Our work as a team will include:

·       Defining the purpose of grades: Creating a “Manifesto” to guide our learning.

·       Adapting  practices: Improving feedback, Assessments, Rubrics, Gradebook, Instruction with

        differing complexity OR varying depth of knowledge, and measuring student learning.

The outcome will be to recommend to Islander staff timelines, structures, and staff training, and if appropriate, Standards Based Grading implementation as it fits within a Multi-Tier System of Support for all students.


Islander Middle School
7447 84th Ave. SE Mercer Island WA 98040


  • Thu, October 11 2018 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
  • Thu, November 15 2018 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
  • Thu, January 10 2019 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
  • Thu, January 31 2019 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
  • Thu, March 14 2019 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
  • Thu, April 25 2019 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM


Event # 83376

Registration Ends
Friday Oct 26, 2018 3:00 PM

Registration is now closed.
Professional Hours
Clock Hour Number: MIB0052
4.50 Clock Hours